Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court

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Canada signed the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (Rome Statute) on 18 December 1998. On 29 June 2000, Canada enacted the Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Act becoming the first country in the world to adopt comprehensive legislation Download pdfimplementing the Rome Statute. On 7 July 2000, Canada ratified the Rome Statute.Download pdf

Adoption: On 17 July 1998, 120 States adopted the Rome Statute, the legal basis for establishing the permanent International Criminal Court.

Entry into force: The Rome Statute entered into force on 1 July 2002 after ratification by 60 countries.

Number of signatories and ratifications/accessions: According to the Coalition for the International Criminal Court, currently the Rome Statute has 139 signatories and 123 ratifications.

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