Lithuania, Finland close to ratifying Kampala Amendments, many more supportive at Assembly of States Parties: At a Side Event organized by Liechtenstein and the Global Institute on the Prevention of Aggression, Lithuania announced that its domestic ratification procedures had been completed, and that it would soon deposit its instrument of ratification to the Kampala Amendments with the Secretary-General. The process in Finland was also well advanced, with ratification before the end of the year likely. Many States Parties also used the opportunity of the General Debate to express their support for the amendments. Luxembourg, speaking for the European Union, noted the recent ratifications of the amendments. States including Botswana, Costa Rica and Uruguay called on States to ratify the amendments. Others, including Switzerland and Brazil, urged their early activation.