Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Seychelles is Latest Country to Join the Intenational Criminal Court

International Criminal Court Flag Seychelles 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:

  • Uganda,
  • the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC),
  • Sudan’s Darfur region,
  • the Central African Republic (CAR) and
  • Kenya.

(mew)

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Now that Seychelles has joined the ICC this may signal that the involvment of high ranking Seychelles Government officials and senior military officers in the sales of arms for the genocide in Rwanda can be thoroughly investigated and those responsible brought to justice.

Posted by: Ezra Maniche | Aug 12, 2010 11:10:42 PM

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