Ministerial Panel: Preventing the illegal use of force through judicial accountability
The role of the ICC and its States Parties after the adoption of the Kampala Amendments on the Crime of Aggression
United Nations, New York, 24 September 2012
The discussions at the side-event to the General Assembly High-level meeting on the Rule of Law were highly positive. Following a keynote speech by Ben Ferencz, 15 States Parties from different regions expressed their strong commitment to ratify the Kampala amendments. Many of them echoed the concrete pledges they had made in this regard at the GA meeting. The UN Legal Counsel and the ASP President gave supportive statement. Three Non-States Parties also took the floor, of which only the United States expressed concerns.