Media Advisory: 17 November 2022

Media accreditation: Twenty-first session of the Assembly of States Parties of the International Criminal Court


The Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (“the Assembly”) will hold its twenty-first session from 5 to 10 December 2022 at the World Forum Convention Center in The Hague, The Netherlands.

Journalists wishing to cover the session and related events must submit an official letter of assignment or copy of their press card along with the completed accreditation form to the Secretariat (by e-mail to [email protected]). Journalists accredited with the International Criminal Court are not required to submit the accreditation form, but must indicate their interest to attend the session. Completed accreditation forms and expressions of interest must be submitted to the Secretariat of the Assembly (via e-mail to [email protected] ).

The application period for accreditation starts on Friday, 18 November and closes Friday, 9 December at 12:00 pm (The Hague time).

Press badges will be issued and handed out at the World Forum to journalists that have received accreditation upon presentation of a passport or a valid photo ID. Only those media representatives possessing press badges will be given access to meetings and special events that will be open to the media.

Accredited correspondents are permitted access to open meetings in designated areas within the conference room. However, according to rule 42 of the Rules of Procedure of the Assembly, the Assembly may decide that if exceptional circumstances arise, its meetings may be held in private.

In addition, all journalists accessing the Assembly premises must comply with all COVID-19 safety regulations in place.

For media interviews, please contact Ms. Nadia Camolli, in order to obtain authorization from the President of the Assembly. Audio/video recordings are permitted only during plenary meetings of the Assembly, which include the general debate. There might be limitations on video/audio recording depending on whether any voting takes place during the session.

Further information about the twenty-first session can be found on the Assembly website, including media guidelines, the provisional work programme and the daily ASP Journal. For media inquiries and any additional information, please contact Ms. Nadia Camolli at +31 684 779 498 or via email at [email protected]

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For further information on the Assembly of States Parties, please e-mail to [email protected]

Source: Assembly of States Parties