Support for crime of aggression at Assembly of ICC States Parties: At the annual meeting of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Court, many States Parties took the floor during the General Debate to speak about the Kampala Amendments. 12 States Parties made a positive mention of the crime of aggression amendments. Many, including Botswana and Germany, called for others to ratify, so as to ensure that the amendments could be activated in 2017. Others updated on their domestic ratification procedures. Croatia and Belgium announced that both Kampala amendments had received parliamentary approval, and that they hoped to deposit their instruments of ratification before the end of the year. Delegates will have a chance to benefit from the experience of the early ratifiers of the Kampala Amendments at a side event organised by the Global Institute for the Prevention of Aggression and Liechtenstein.