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Review Conference of the Rome Statute
Review Conference of the Rome Statute
On 31 May 2010, the Review Conference of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) opened in Kampala, Uganda.
The first-ever Review Conference on the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) took place in Kampala, Uganda from 31 May to 11 June 2010. ICC states parties, observer states, international organizations, NGOs, and other participants discussed proposed amendments to the Rome Statute and took stock of its impact to date, making the Conference a critical milestone in the evolution of the Rome system. More than 600 Coalition members played a central role in enhancing the dialogue on the Rome system and ensured that the voices of civil society were truly heard through a number of debates, roundtables and other events.

Stocktaking
The Review Conference included a stocktaking exercise to consider the holistic success and impact of the Rome Statute to date. Debates focused on the impact of the Rome Statute on victims and affected communities, complementarity, cooperation, and peace and justice, issues truly central to the system's fair, effective, and independent functioning.

Pledges and Kampala Declaration
During the Review Conference, 112 pledges with the purpose of strengthening the Rome Statute system were made by 37 states parties, as well as the United States and the European Union. In addition, the Conference adopted the Kampala Declaration, reaffirming states’ commitment to the Rome Statute and its full implementation, as well as its universality and integrity. The Review Conference further adopted a resolution on strengthening the enforcement of sentences. In parallel, the ICC signed three agreements, with Belgium, Denmark, and Finland, on the enforcement of sentences. The Coalition and its global membership are committed to work to maintain the momentum with States, the UN, other regional bodies and the Court to ensure commitments made in Kampala result in concrete actions.

Amendments: Crime of Aggression
Following long negotiations, States Parties adopted provisions governing the terms of the Court's ability to investigate and prosecute individuals for the crime of aggression. ICC States Parties agreed upon a jurisdictional regime for the crime of aggression, which provides separate procedures depending on whether the situation was referred by the UN Security Council, or whether it came before the Court through a State referral or upon the ICC Prosecutor's initiative. The Review Conference determined that the activation of jurisdiction is still subject to a positive decision by the ASP which cannot be taken before 1 January 2017 and one year after the ratification or acceptance of the amendments by 30 states parties, whichever is later. Read more on: Crime of Aggression

Other Amendments
States Parties also agreed not to delete Article 124 - an optional protocol which allows States not to subject their nationals to the Court's prosecutions or investigations over war crimes for a seven year period - but to review it in five years. Second, States accepted to extend the use of certain weapons as war crimes in non-international conflicts.
Audio Visual Resources
Author Title Date
Uganda Victims’ Foundation/REDRESS
11999|12000 13 Aug 2010
Diplomatically Incorrect
13030|13031 20 July 2010
Diplomatically Incorrect
13032|13033 20 July 2010
Global Policy Forum
12886|12887 July 2010
CICC Convenor William R Pace
12419|12431

May 2010
CICC Convenor William R Pace
12433|12434

May 2010
CICC Convenor William R Pace
12435|12436

May 2010
Factsheets
Author Date and Title
CICC
27 Apr 2010
Q&A: Review Conference of the Rome Statute
CCPI
01 Nov 2009
Preguntas y Respuestas sobre el Artículo 124 del Estatuto de Roma
Manuals and Checklists
Author Date and Title
Women's Initiatives for Gender Justice
01 June 2010
Programme from the Women’s Court
Women's Initiatives for Gender Justice
June 2010
Programme of events
HURINET - UCICC
21 May 2010
Draft People’s Space Programme - Review Conference
ASP
10 May 2010
Review Conference: Provisional Work Programme
WIGJ
May 2010
Programme of events
NGO Letters, Papers, Reports, and Statements
Author Title Date
CICC
12171|12172 Mar 2010
CICC
17641|17644 08 May 2012
CICC
13927|13928 21 Mar 2011
Victims Rights Working Group
13378|13379 14 Oct 2010
UCICC
13333|13334 Oct 2010
CICC
13046|13047 10 Aug 2010
IWPR
13251|13252 July 2010
Amnesty International
12599|12600 11 June 2010
PGA
12593|12594 10 June 2010
AI
12589|12590 08 June 2010
Iranian Islamic Human Rights Commission
12552|12553 07 June 2010
Iranian Islamic Human Rights Commission
12554|12555 07 June 2010
Iranian Islamic Human Rights Commission
12556|12557 07 June 2010
ONG Colombia
12547|12551 04 June 2010
Andean Commission of Jurists
12524|12525 01 June 2010
CICC
12522|12523 01 June 2010
CIRDDOC Nigeria
12508|12509 01 June 2010
NPWJ
12537|12538 01 June 2010
Women's Initiatives for Gender Justice
12565|12567 01 June 2010
Women's Initiatives for Gender Justice
12573|12574 01 June 2010
Women's Initiatives for Gender Justice
12561|12562 June 2010
FIDH
12473|12474 31 May 2010
HURINET and other NGOs
12492|12493 30 May 2010
ICDAA
12475|12476 30 May 2010
PGA and Parliament of Uganda
12499|12500 28 May 2010
FIDH
12409|12410 25 May 2010
HRW
12398|12399 24 May 2010
Human Rights Now
12385|12386 24 May 2010
Human Rights Watch
12516|12517 24 May 2010
CICC
12344|12345 20 May 2010
HRW
12352|12353 20 May 2010
HRW
12354|12355 20 May 2010
CGS
12271|12272 14 May 2010
HRW
12299|12300 10 May 2010
HRW
12247|12248 10 May 2010
OSI and other NGOs
12250|12251 10 May 2010
CICC
12229|12230 05 May 2010
Amnesty International
12227|12233 May 2010
ICTJ
12325|12326 May 2010
ICTJ
12327|12328 May 2010
ICTJ
12329|12330 May 2010
ICTJ
12331|12332 May 2010
ICTJ
12333|12334 May 2010
ICTJ
12335|12336 May 2010
ICTJ
12337|12338 May 2010
WIGJ
12570|12572 May 2010
Amnesty International
12238|12239 26 Apr 2010
CICC
12182|12183 22 Apr 2010
African civil society
12178|12179 21 Apr 2010
HRW
12302|12303 12 Apr 2010
CIRDDOC
12138|12139 05 Apr 2010
CIRDDOC
12140|12141 05 Apr 2010
ICJP
12144|12145 05 Apr 2010
SLCICC
12142|12143 05 Apr 2010
Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization
12527|12528 31 Mar 2010
CCTJ
12148|12149 31 Mar 2010
African CSO’s
12070|12071 30 Mar 2010
ASSALAK
12146|12147 29 Mar 2010
Law Society of Kenya
12152|12153 26 Mar 2010
IBA
12036|12037 25 Mar 2010
RADDHO
12154|12155 25 Mar 2010
CICC
12120|12121 24 Mar 2010
VRWG
12016|12017 22 Mar 2010
CICC
11995|11996 19 Mar 2010
CICC Team on the Review Conference
11997|11998 19 Mar 2010
ICJ-Kenya
12156|12157 18 Mar 2010
ICJ-Kenya
12158|12159 18 Mar 2010
AMICC
12085|12086 Mar 2010
HRW
11980|11981 Mar 2010
HURINET – U, NPWJ, UCICC
12192|12193 Mar 2010
UVF
12018|12019 Mar 2010
CICC
12125|12126 09 Feb 2010
CICC
12127|12128 09 Feb 2010
CICC
11823|11824 Jan 2010
ICLS
11795|11796 Jan 2010
Sierra Leone Institute of International Law
12150|12151 2010
Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice
11689|11690 11 Dec 2009
AI
11576|11577 17 Nov 2009
CICC Team on the Review Conference
11549|11550 11 Nov 2009
COVITE
11724|11725 Nov 2009
AI
11427|11428 29 Oct 2009
CICC Team on Review Conference
10312|10313 14 Apr 2009
CICC Review Conference Team
9293|9294 07 Nov 2008
CICC
8429|8430 02 June 2008
CICC
7228|7229 10 Nov 2007
Official Documents
Author Date and Title
ASP
10 May 2010
Review Conference: Provisional Work Programme
ASP
26 Mar 2010
Report of the Bureau on stocktaking: Cooperation
ASP
25 Mar 2010
Resumed ASP8: Resolution ICC-ASP/8/Res.9
ASP
Mar 2010
Report of the Bureau on stocktaking: The impact of the Rome Statute system on victims and affected communities
ASP
Mar 2010
Report of the Bureau on stocktaking: Complementarity
ASP
Mar 2010
Report of the Bureau on stocktaking: Peace and Justice
ASP
05 Feb 2010
Review Conference: Draft provisional agenda
Academic Papers and Reports
Author Date and Title
ICC
03 June 2010
Stocktaking of international justice: Peace and Justice
OSI and other NGOs
10 May 2010
Letter to Foreign Ministers regarding the Crime of Aggression
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21 Aug 2007
Report from Conference in Turin, Italy 14 to 18 May 2007 ADVANCE COPY