Media Advisory: 6 November 2013

Twelfth 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 twelfth session from 20 to 28 November 2013 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 following e-mail address: [email protected].

Journalists already accredited with the International Criminal Court do not need to submit the accreditation form nor the letter, but are kindly requested to confirm their participation via e-mail to: [email protected].
The application period for accreditation starts on Friday 8 November and closes on Tuesday 26 November at 16:00 hours CET.
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 ID with photo. Only those representatives of the media possessing press badges will be given access to meetings and special events that will be open to the media.
Please note that there will be no press facilities available at the World Forum.
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 and Evidence, the Assembly may decide that if exceptional circumstances arise, its meetings may be held in private.
Media crews interested in filming inside the World Forum Convention Center are kindly reminded that they should always liaise with the focal point from the Secretariat of the Assembly, Ms. Estera Luteranova, in order to obtain film authorization from the President of the Assembly, after which they would be escorted to the area reserved for that purpose. Any other requests for filming, particularly on the floor of the conference room where the Assembly is convening its session, should be cleared through the focal point from the Secretariat.
Audio/video recordings are permitted only during plenary meetings of the Assembly, which include elections sessions and general debate. There might be limitations on video/audio recording depending on whether the actual casting of the ballot will take place during the elections. If that is the case, film crews might be required to move to the part of the conference room from where the confidentiality of the vote would not be compromised.
Further information about the twelfth session of the Assembly can be found on the Assembly website. Please also see Provisional Work Programme and the daily ASP Journal with schedule of all meetings taking place during the twelfth session of the Assembly.
Journalists are invited to follow the President of the Assembly, Ambassador Tiina Intelmann, on Facebook and Twitter.
For additional information please contact Ms. Estera Luteranova at +31 (0) 646 168 669 or via e-mail at [email protected].
Source: Assembly of States Parties