Apply to Attend:
Event: 13th Session of the Assembly of States Parties to the International Criminal Court
Dates: December 8, 2014 – December 17, 2014
Location: United Nations Headquarters, New York City, New York
Application Deadline: October 26, 2014
The Council for American Students in International Negotiations (CASIN) is seeking American students and/or young professionals to serve as delegates to the 13th Session of the Assembly of States Parties to the International Criminal Court at the United Nations (ASP13). The Assembly of States Parties (ASP) is composed of states that joined the International Criminal Court (ICC) and is a legislative body that manages and oversees the ICC. This year, representatives of states parties will gather for general debate, reports on the activities of the Court, elections, including those of judges, amendments to the Rome Statute, discussions related to cooperation, and other matters.
Following training from CASIN staff and affiliates, delegates to ASP13 will observe proceedings, receive briefings from key stakeholders, including diplomats or NGO experts, and record their observations. In the past, notes taken by CASIN delegations have been used to support official NGO reports, journalistic accounts of the proceedings, and students’ own academic research and coursework.
To apply, please see the application instructions and complete the application form. To learn more, visit the official website of ASP13: http://www.icc-cpi.int/en_menus/asp/sessions/documentation/13th-session/Pages/default.aspx. You may also contact Maimoona Zia, Delegations Chair, Board of Directors at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions or comments. Please note that applications must be received by October 26, 2014.
The Council for American Students in International Negotiations (CASIN) is currently seeking to augment its Board of Directors by adding two At-Large members. Founded in 2000, CASIN represents students in American colleges and universities in the international policy-making community by leading delegations of students to international conventions and publishing scholarly journals under student leadership. The Board of Directors is the executive body of the organization with a rotating chairmanship. Board members are responsible for participating in monthly meetings (some virtual, some in-person) to develop organizational strategy and engage in organizational building.
At-Large Members will acquire skills in non-profit management, governance and leadership by freely contributing to the Publications Committee, the Recruitment Committee, the Fundraising Committee and the Delegations Committee.
Prospective candidates should be college graduates, current graduate/law students or young professionals, with a dedicated interest in international human rights and cross-disciplinary background. Applicants need not reside in New York City, as most of the work can be completed remotely.
If you are interested, please send your resume and cover letter to email@example.com!
CASIN delegates will be updated on the recent activities of the International Criminal Court, witness the election of the President of the Assembly of States Parties for the tenth to twelfth sessions, and also the election of six judges, a Prosecutor, and the members of the Committee on Budget and Finance. In addition, delegates will have the opportunity to witness discussions about potential Amendments to the Rome Statute.
The Provisional Agenda is available here: http://www.icc-cpi.int/iccdocs/asp_docs/ASP10/ICC-ASP-10-1-ENG.pdf
We encourage students of all ages to apply.
Applications will close on November 12th. Financial subsidies are available to those in need, depending on availability.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application or more information on the delegation.