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International Criminal Court Celebrates 20 years

July 2018 marked 20 years since the adoption of the Rome Statute, establishing the first permanent international criminal court with a mandate to investigate and prosecute individuals who participate in international atrocity crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes. Since then, the Court has taken on cases from Sudan to Central African Republic, with varying degrees of success.

 

The Court participates in the global fight to end impunity, and through international criminal justice, the Court aims to hold those responsible accountable for their crimes and to help prevent these crimes from happening again. This is a court of last resort, seeking to complement, not replace, national Courts. Governed by the international treaty, the Rome Statute, the ICC is the world’s first permanent international criminal court.  

The United Sates is not a signatory:

 

 1. Afghanistan
 2. Albania
 3. Andorra
 4. Antigua and Barbuda
 5. Argentina
 6. Australia
 7. Austria
 8. Bangladesh
 9. Barbados
 10. Belgium
 11. Belize
 12. Benin
 13. Bolivia
 14. Bosnia
 15. Botswana
 16. Brazil
 17. Bulgaria
 18. Burkina Faso
 19. Burundi
 20. Cambodia
 21. Canada
 22. Cape Verde
 23. Central African Republic
 24. Chad
 25. Chile
 26. Colombia
 27. Comoros
 28. Congo
 29. Cook Island
 30. Costa Rica
 31. Croatia
 32. Czech Republic
 33. Democratic Republic of Congo
 34. Denmark
 35. Djibouti
 36. Dominica
 37. Dominican Republic
 38. Ecuador
 39. Estonia
 40. Fiji
 41. Finland
 42. France
 43. Gabon
 44. Gambia
 45. Georgia
 46. Germany
 47. Ghana
 48. Greece
 49. Grenada
 50. Guatemala
 51. Guinea
 52. Honduras
 53. Hungary
 54. Hungary
 55. Iceland
 56. Ireland
 57. Italy
 58. Japan
 59. Jordan
 60. Kenya
 61. Latvia
 62. Lesotho
 63. Liberia
 64. Liechtenstein
 65. Lithuania
 66. Luxembourg
 67. Madagascar
 68. Malawi
 69. Maldives
 70. Mali
 71. Malta
 72. Marshall Islands
 73. Mauritius
 74. Mexico
 75. Mongolia
 76. Montenegro
 77. Namibia
 78. Nauru
 79. Netherlands
 80. New Zealand’s
 81. Niger
 82. Norway
 83. Panama
 84. Paraguay
 85. Peru
 86. Philippines
 87. Poland
 88. Portugal
 89. Republic of Korea
 90. Republic of Moldova
 91. Romania
 92. Saint Kitts
 93. Saint Lucia
 94. Saint Vincent
 95. Samoa
 96. San Marino
 97. Senegal
 98. Serbia
 99. Seychelles
 100. Sierra Leone
 101. Slovakia
 102. South Africa
 103. Spain
 104. Suriname
 105. Sweden
 106. Switzerland
 107. Tajikistan
 108. The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
 109. Timor-Leste
 110. Trinidad
 111. Tunisia
 112. Uganda
 113. United Kingdom
 114. United Republic of Tanzania
 115. Uruguay
 116. Vanuatu
 117. Venezuela
 118. Zambia

 

  • Situations under Investigation

    • Uganda

    • The Democratic Republic of the Congo

    • Darfur, Sudan

    • Central African Republic

    • The Republic of Kenya

    • Libya

    • Côte d’Ivoire

    • Mali

    • Central African Republic II

    • Georgia

    • Burundi

On 27th September, thirty-five countries renewed their support for the International Criminal Court at the United Nations  General Assembly.  Notably the United States of America has never ratified the treaty.

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