Rome Statute
Part 1: Establishment of the Court

Article Art. 3
Seat of the Court

Mentioned in

The United States and the International Criminal Court: Is It Time to Reaffirm Our Signatory Status to the Rome Statute?

Air University / Wild Blue Yonder, December 6, 2021

“…in signing the Rome Statute, the outgoing President Clinton expressly indicated his intent to advise the next President not to ‘submit the treaty to the Senate for advice and consent [i.e., ratification] until our fundamental concerns are satisfied.’”
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The seat of the Court shall be established at The Hague in the Netherlands (“the host State”).


The Court shall enter into a headquarters agreement with the host State, to be approved by the Assembly of States Parties and thereafter concluded by the President of the Court on its behalf.


The Court may sit elsewhere, whenever it considers it desirable, as provided in this Statute.

Source: Article 3 — Seat of the Court, https://www.­icc-cpi.­int/Publications/Rome-Statute.­pdf.

Last Updated

Aug. 30, 2023

Art. 3’s source at icc-cpi​.int