Agreement On The Privileges And Immunities Of The International Criminal Court (Apic)

Article 4 of the Rome Statute provides that the International Criminal Court has the international legal personality and legal personality necessary to carry out its functions and achieve its objectives. The Court of Justice has an international legal personality and also has the legal capacity to carry out its functions and achieve its objectives. In particular, it is able to enter into contracts, acquire and transfer real estate and furniture and participate in legal proceedings. 1. Representatives of the contracting states participating in the sessions of the Assembly and its subsidiary bodies, representatives of other States who may attend, as observers, the sessions of the Assembly and its subsidiary bodies, and representatives of states and intergovernmental organizations invited to meetings of the Assembly and its subsidiary bodies, while performing their official duties and enjoying the following privileges and immunities during their travel to the meeting place Privileges and immunities under Articles 13 and 14 of this Agreement are not granted to representatives of States and intergovernmental organizations in the personal interest of individuals, but to ensure the independent exercise of their functions related to the work of the Assembly. , its subsidiary bodies and the Court of Justice. Therefore, States Parties not only have the right, but they are also obliged to waive the privileges and immunities of their representatives when they believe that they can obstruct the judicial process and be removed, without prejudice to the purpose for which privileges and immunities are granted. States that are not parties to this agreement and intergovernmental organizations enjoy the privileges and immunities under Articles 13 and 14 of this agreement, provided they assume the same exemption obligation. 1. The privileges and immunities provided for in sections 15 to 22 of this agreement are granted in the interest of the proper administration of justice and not in the personal interests of individuals.