Agreement on the Privileges and Immunities of the International Criminal Court

The Agreement on the Privileges and Immunities of the International Criminal Court is a treaty that was adopted by the Assembly of States Parties to the International Criminal Court on 9 September 2002. The treaty provides certain privileges and immunities to officials and staff of the International Criminal Court in order for them to perform their duties impartially. The treaty entered into force on 22 July 2004 after it was ratified by ten states.

Dark green: States parties to the Agreement
Light green: States that have ratified but for which the Agreement is not yet in force
Orange: Signatories that have not ratified

States partiesEdit

Currently there are 78 states parties to the Agreement. Although the Agreement is open to all states, Ukraine is the only state that has ratified the Agreement but not the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.[1]

State party Signed Ratified or acceded Entry into force
  Albania 2 August 2006 1 September 2006
  Andorra 21 June 2004 11 February 2005 13 March 2005
  Argentina 7 October 2002 1 February 2007 3 March 2007
  Austria 10 September 2002 17 December 2003 22 July 2004
  Belgium 11 September 2002 28 March 2005 27 April 2005
  Belize 26 September 2003 14 September 2005 14 October 2005
  Benin 10 September 2002 24 January 2006 23 February 2006
  Bolivia 23 March 2004 20 January 2006 19 February 2006
  Bosnia and Herzegovina 24 January 2012 23 February 2012
  Botswana 13 November 2008 13 December 2008
  Brazil 17 May 2004 12 December 2011 11 January 2012
  Bulgaria 2 May 2003 28 July 2006 27 August 2006
  Burkina Faso 7 May 2004 10 October 2005 9 November 2005
  Canada 30 April 2004 22 June 2004 22 July 2004
  Central African Republic 6 October 2006 5 November 2006
  Chile 26 September 2011 26 October 2011
  Colombia 18 December 2003 15 April 2009 15 May 2009
  Congo, Democratic Republic of the 3 July 2007 2 August 2007
  Costa Rica 16 December 2002 28 April 2011 28 May 2011
  Croatia 23 September 2003 17 December 2004 16 January 2005
  Cyprus 10 June 2003 18 August 2005 17 September 2005
  Czech Republic 4 May 2011 3 June 2011
  Denmark[A] 13 September 2002 3 June 2005 3 July 2005
  Dominican Republic 10 September 2009 10 October 2009
  Ecuador 26 September 2002 19 April 2006 19 May 2006
  Estonia 27 June 2003 13 September 2004 13 October 2004
  Finland 10 September 2002 8 December 2004 7 January 2005
  France 10 September 2002 17 February 2004 22 July 2004
  Gabon 22 September 2010 22 October 2010
  Georgia 10 March 2010 9 April 2010
  Germany 14 July 2003 2 September 2004 2 October 2004
  Greece 25 September 2003 6 July 2007 5 August 2007
  Guyana 16 November 2005 16 December 2005
  Honduras 1 April 2008 1 May 2008
  Hungary 10 September 2002 22 March 2006 21 April 2006
  Iceland 10 September 2002 1 December 2003 22 July 2004
  Ireland 9 September 2003 20 November 2006 20 December 2006
  Italy 9 September 2002 20 November 2006 20 December 2006
  Korea, South 28 June 2004 18 October 2006 17 November 2006
  Latvia 29 June 2004 23 December 2004 22 January 2005
  Lesotho 16 September 2005 16 October 2005
  Liberia 16 September 2005 16 October 2005
  Liechtenstein 21 September 2004 21 October 2004
  Lithuania 25 May 2004 30 December 2004 29 January 2005
  Luxembourg 10 September 2002 20 January 2006 19 February 2006
  Malawi 7 October 2009 6 November 2009
  Mali 20 September 2002 8 July 2004 7 August 2004
  Malta 21 September 2011 21 October 2011
  Mexico 26 September 2007 26 October 2007
  Moldova 17 May 2017 16 June 2017
  Montenegro[B] 23 October 2006 3 June 2006
  Namibia 10 September 2002 29 January 2004 22 July 2004
  Netherlands 11 September 2003 24 July 2008 23 August 2008
  New Zealand 22 October 2002 14 April 2004 22 July 2004
  North Macedonia 19 October 2005 18 November 2005
  Norway 10 September 2002 10 September 2002 22 July 2004
  Panama 14 April 2003 16 August 2004 15 September 2004
  Palestine 2 January 2015 1 February 2015
  Paraguay 11 February 2004 19 July 2005 18 August 2005
  Peru 10 September 2003 18 January 2017 17 February 2017
  Poland 30 June 2004 10 February 2009 12 March 2009
  Portugal 10 December 2002 3 October 2007 2 November 2007
  Romania 30 June 2004 17 November 2005 17 December 2005
  Samoa 8 April 2016 8 May 2016
  San Marino 12 March 2020 11 April 2020
  Senegal 19 September 2002 25 September 2014 25 October 2014
  Serbia 18 July 2003 7 May 2004 22 July 2004
  Slovakia 19 December 2003 26 May 2004 22 July 2004
  Slovenia 25 September 2003 23 September 2004 23 October 2004
  Spain 21 April 2003 24 September 2009 24 October 2009
  Sweden 19 February 2004 13 January 2005 12 February 2005
   Switzerland 10 September 2002 25 September 2012 25 October 2012
  Trinidad and Tobago 10 September 2002 6 February 2003 22 July 2004
  Tunisia 29 June 2011 29 July 2011
  Uganda 7 April 2004 21 January 2009 20 February 2009
  Ukraine[C] 29 January 2007 28 February 2007
  United Kingdom[D] 10 September 2002 25 January 2008 24 February 2008
  Uruguay 30 January 2004 3 November 2006 3 December 2006

Signatories which have not ratifiedEdit

State Signed
  Bahamas, The[C] 30 June 2004
  Ghana 12 September 2003
  Guinea 1 April 2004
  Jamaica[C] 30 June 2004
  Jordan 28 June 2004
  Madagascar 12 September 2002
  Mongolia 4 February 2003
  Sierra Leone 26 September 2003
  Tanzania 27 January 2004
  Venezuela 16 July 2003

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The Agreement does not apply to the Faroe Islands.
  2. ^ Montenegro acceded to the Agreement on 3 June 2006 (the date of its independence) per a declaration it sent to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, which was received on 23 October 2006.
  3. ^ a b c The Bahamas, Jamaica and Ukraine have signed but not yet ratified the Rome Statute.
  4. ^ The Agreement entered into force for Akrotiri and Dhekelia; Anguilla; Bermuda; the British Virgin Islands; the Cayman Islands; the Falkland Islands; Montserrat; the Pitcairn Islands; Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha; and the Turks and Caicos Islands on 11 March 2010. For the Isle of Man it entered into force on 13 March 2013 and for Gibraltar it entered into force on 20 April 2015.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Chapter XVIII, Penal Matters 13: Agreement on the Privileges and Immunities of the International Criminal Court". United Nations Treaty Collection. 2020-03-13. Retrieved 2020-03-13.

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