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F. Promotion of justice and international law

Report of the International Criminal Court

At its forty-ninth session, in 1994, the General Assembly, under the item entitled "Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its forty-sixth session", decided to establish an ad hoc committee to review the major issues arising out of the draft statute for an international criminal court prepared by the Commission, and to consider arrangements for the convening of an international conference of plenipotentiaries to conclude a convention on the establishment of such a court (resolution 49/53).

At its fiftieth session, the General Assembly established the Preparatory Committee on the Establishment of an International Criminal Court (resolution 50/46). In 1998, pursuant to resolution 51/207, the Assembly held a diplomatic conference of plenipotentiaries at which it adopted the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court and resolution F of the Final Act of the Conference, which established the Preparatory Commission for the International Criminal Court. The Assembly continued its consideration of the item at its fifty-second to fifty-seventh sessions (resolutions 52/160, 53/105, 54/105, 55/155, 56/85 and 57/23). Following the entry into force of the Rome Statute on 1 July 2002, at the fifty-eighth and fifty-ninth sessions, the item was entitled "International Criminal Court" (resolution 58/79 and 59/43).

At its fifty-ninth session, the General Assembly decided that the item should be entitled "Report of the International Criminal Court" (resolution 59/43).

At its sixty-second session, the General Assembly called upon States that had not yet done so to consider becoming parties to the Agreement on the Privileges and Immunities of the International Criminal Court; called upon States parties to the Rome Statute that had not yet done so to adopt national legislation to implement obligations emanating from the Rome Statute and to cooperate with the International Criminal Court in the exercise of its functions; encouraged States to contribute to the Trust Fund established for the benefit of victims of crimes within the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court and of the families of such victims, as well as to the Trust Fund for the participation of least developed countries; emphasized the importance of the full implementation of the Relationship Agreement, as well as the need for the Secretary-General to inform the General Assembly at its sixty-third session on the expenses incurred and reimbursements received by the United Nations in connection with assistance provided to the International Criminal Court; encouraged the Secretary-General to continue to work closely with the International Criminal Court liaison office to United Nations Headquarters; encouraged all States to consider participating actively in the Special Working Group on the Crime of Aggression with a view to elaborating proposals for a provision on the crime of aggression, in accordance with article 123 of the Rome Statute; requested the Secretary-General to provide the necessary services and facilities in accordance with the Relationship Agreement and resolution 58/318; and invited the International Criminal Court to submit a report on its activities for 2007-2008, for consideration by the General Assembly at its sixty-third session (resolution 62/12).


References for the sixty-second session (agenda item )

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Source: A/63/100

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