#ElectTheBest to lead the fight against impunity

At the 19th session of the Assembly of State Parties (ASP) in December 2020, States will elect a number of key positions in the Rome Statute system in an almost complete turnover of leadership, including six Judges and the ICC Prosecutor.

The Coalition has consistently campaigned to ensure states nominate and elect only the most highly qualified individuals as ICC officials through fair, transparent and merit-based processes, an essential step towards strengthening the institution’s credibility, transparency and impartiality.

Governments must nominate and elect the best leaders to the Court to ensure the impartial execution of decisions, and the effective delivery of justice for victims of heinous crimes. 

Read on to get the latest updates on nominations, meet the candidates, and learn about all the elections taking place in 2020. 

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The Campaign on ICC/ASP Elections

Civil society plays an important role in monitoring the election of ICC and ASP officials. 
Ahead of the 2020 elections, civil society is urging States Parties to nominate only the most highly-qualified candidates and to ensure a fair, transparent, and merit-based selection process.

As part of the elections campaign, civil society asked judicial and prosecutorial candidates to complete questionnaires regarding their vision, background, qualifications, experience and views on international justice and the ICC. We are proud to have achieved nearly universal participation by ICC elections candidates to our questionnaire since the first elections 2003.

Check out the questionnaires sent to the candidates:

 

The Coalition does not endorse or oppose any individual candidates, and strongly opposes reciprocal political agreements (“vote-trading”) in all ICC and ASP elections. 

Voices from the Coalition

Civil society members of the Coalition play a key role in monitoring and advocating for the integrity of nomination and election processes.

Check out our members' resources

For more information

Check out the Coalition Campaign on ICC 2017 Elections and visit our old website to learn more about past elections campaigns. Information includes related papers, civil society advocacy, former candidate questionnaires, previous elections' results and more. Please find additional information on the ASP website.

Or drop us a line at Tonella@coalitionfortheicc.org