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Rome Statute   Malaysia has not signed the Rome Statute. However, since March 2011, government officials have expressed their interest in ratification. Concerns faced include irrelevance of official capacity and issues in relation to compatibility of the RS with Shariah Law. On February 9, 2009 the Malaysian government, in its presentation at the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) at the UNHRC stated that “Malaysia has undertaken a detailed study and held consultations to study the legal implications arising from the provisions of the Rome Statute. Despite several concerns, Malaysia is fully committed to the principles and the establishment of the ICC and their integrity.”
Agreement on Privileges and Immunities Malaysia has not acceded to the Agreement on Privileges and Immunities.
Bilateral Immunity Agreement Has not signed a BIA with the US.
Implementing Legislation Following closely on the UPR presentation, at the second session of the 12th Parliament on 16 February 2009, the government included the introduction of a Witness Protection Bill in its legislative agenda.

The Malaysian government had previously indicated that it would not accede to the Rome Statute until all relevant laws are in place.


The Malaysian government had previously indicated that it would not accede to the Rome Statute until all relevant laws are in place. However, following its UPR presentation of 2009, on 15 December 2010 the government enacted the Whistleblower Protection Act of 2010 which offers protection to witnesses in cases of corruption.
Membership Commonwealth, ASEAN
Government and Inter-governmental Documents
Author Date and Title
Malaysia
Dec 2011
Statement made during the 10th Assembly of States Parties- Malaysia
NGO Letters, Papers, Reports, and Statements
Author Date and Title
CICC
06 Aug 2013
Letter to the Prime Minister of Malaysia
Malaysia Bar Council
18 July 2011
Malaysia Bar Council press release on IJD
CICC Asia Strategy Meeting
12 Apr 2011
Final Recommendations
Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization
31 Mar 2010
Report of the Round Table Meeting of Legal Experts on the Review Conference of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court in Kampala
NGO Media Statements
Author Title Date
The Malaysian Bar
25944|25945 16 July 2015
CICC
25516|25517 09 Apr 2015
CICC
21766|21767 07 Aug 2013
The Malaysian Bar
21705|21706 17 July 2013
Amnesty International
14806|14807 14 June 2011
The Malaysian Bar
14453|14454 14 June 2011
CICC
14094|14095 21 Apr 2011
Malaysian Bar
13947|13948 21 Mar 2011
PGA
13943|13944 21 Mar 2011
Malaysian Bar
13920|13921 15 Mar 2011
CICC
13679|13680 06 Jan 2011
CICC
12884|12885 01 July 2010
PGA
12501|12502 28 May 2010
Malaysian Bar Council
9900|9901 21 Jan 2009
Malaysian Bar Association
6829|6830 17 July 2007
CICC
6735|6736 03 July 2007