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ASP Bureau

The ASP Bureau is the ASP’s executive committee, and is composed of a President, two vice-presidents and 18 members. All are elected by the Assembly of States Parties for three-year terms.

The current Bureau assumed its functions at the beginning of the 10th session of the Assembly, on 12 December 2011, after the election of Ambassador Tiina Intelman as the new President, and Mr. Markus Börlin (Swiss Ambassador to the Netherlands) and Mr. Ken Kanda (Ghanaian Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York) as Vice-Presidents of the ASP.

The current 18 members of the Bureau are: Canada, Belgium, Finland, Portugal, Samoa, Republic of Korea, Japan, Argentina, Trinidad and Tobago, Chile, Brazil, Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Gabon, Republic of South Africa, Uganda, and Nigeria.

The President of the ASP holds several functions, among other responsibilities:
  • presides the Bureau;
  • declares the opening and closing of each plenary meeting of the ASP session;
  • directs the discussions in plenary meetings;
  • ensures observance of the rules of procedure of the ASP;
  • accords the right to speak;
  • raises questions; and
  • announces decisions.

Committee on Budget and Finance

The Committee on Budget and Finance (CBF) was established by the Assembly of States Parties to provide a mechanism for the budgetary and financial review and monitoring of the resources of the International Criminal Court, including those of the Assembly.

The Committee on Budget and Finance is responsible for the technical examination of any document submitted to the Assembly that contains financial or budgetary implications. In particular, the Committee reviews the proposed programme budget of the Court and makes recommendations to the Assembly. The Committee meets twice a year.
The Committee is composed of 12 members, who should be experts of recognized standing and experience in financial matters at the international level from States Parties.

Members of the Committee are nominated by States Parties and elected by consensus or by secret ballot for three years. The Assembly decided that the twelve seats should be divided as follows: African States, two seats; Asian States, two seats; Eastern European States, two seats; Group of Latin American and Caribbean States, two seats; and Western European and Other States, four seats. On Monday 19 December 2011, the Assembly elected six members of the Committee on Budget and Finance: Hugh Adsett (UK), Fawzi Gharaibeh – incumbent (Jordan), Samuel Itam (Sierre Leone), Monica Sanchez Izquierdo (Ecuador), Elena Sopkova – incumbent (Slovakia), and Masatoshi Suguira – incumbent (Japan).

These newly elected members of the CBF will serve three‐year terms from 21 April 2012 to 20 April 2015. The nominees had to fulfill regional criteria: one nominee from the African States group, one nominee from the Eastern European States group, one nominee from the Latin and Caribbean States group, two nominees from Asian States and one nominee from the Western European and other States group. Seven nominations were made, of which 4 nominees were incumbent. The only contested seat was for the African region, however, the candidate from Uganda withdrew before the election was held.