Professor Milena Sterio attended the International Criminal Court’s Assembly of States Parties (ICC ASP) in The Hague, Netherlands, from December 5-9, 2022. The ICC ASP convenes once per year in The Hague or in New York, at the United Nations. The ASP is the ICC’s management organ which sets the Court’s budget, conducts judicial elections, and where representatives of states parties discuss various ICC-related issues.
Professor Sterio, during the ASP, moderated a panel discussion on the topic of “Shocking the Conscience of Humanity: From Gravity Theory to Practice” on December 5th. The panelists included, in addition to Professor Sterio, Margaret deGuzman, Judge on the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals and Professor at Temple Law School; Marieke de Hoon, Professor at the University of Amsterdam; Rod Rastan, Prosecutor, International Criminal Court; and Marie O’Leary, Defense Counsel, International Criminal Court.
In addition, Professor Sterio conducted meetings with prosecutors at the International Criminal Court’s Office of the Prosecutor regarding the ICC’s Rohingya investigation, as well as meetings with representatives from the ICC Trust Fund for Victims.