Wednesday, August 11, 2010
The Indian Ocean archipelago of Seychelles has become the latest country to ratify the Rome Statute establishing the International Criminal Court ("ICC"). It ratified the 1998 Rome Statute yesterday. The Statute will enter into force for Seychelles on November 1, 2010.
The ICC was set up in 2002 after more than the required number of 60 nations ratified the Rome Statute. With Seychelles’ ratification, there will be 112 States Parties to the International Criminal Court.
The ICC is currently investigating events in five countries or regions:
- the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC),
- Sudan’s Darfur region,
- the Central African Republic (CAR) and