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Rome Statute   Uruguay signed the Rome Statute on 19 December 2000, and ratified on 28 June 2002, becoming the 72nd State Party.
Agreement on Privileges and Immunities Uruguay signed the APIC on 30 June 2004, and the Congress ratified it on September 6, 2006. The APIC law was published in the official gazette on September 19 and the government deposited the instrument of ratification at the UN on 3 November 2006.
Bilateral Immunity Agreement Publicly rejected BIA agreement. As State Member to the MERCOSUR, Uruguay signed the Common Position adopted on June 20, 2005 in Asuncion (Paraguay).
Implementing Legislation Congress approved the ICC implementation law including complementarity provisions and cooperation. The law entered into force on October 11, 2006. With this important step Uruguay became the first country in the region to fulfill its obligations under the Rome Statute in terms of implementation.
Membership Friends of the ICC,OAS (Organization of American States), Rio Group, MERCOSUR
Country Updates
23 Sept 2013
31 Dec 2005
Draft Legislation
Author Date and Title
Oscar Lopez Goldaracena
May 2005
Presentacion Anteproyecto de Ley: "Genocidio, Crímenes de Lesa Humanidad, Crímenes de Guerra y Cooperación con la Corte Penal Internacional (Estatuto de Roma)”.
Enacted Legislation
Author Date and Title
Oct 2006
Ley de Aprobacion del Acuerdo sobre los Privilegios e Inmunidades de la CPI
Poder Ejecutivo Uruguay
Sept 2006
Ley de Implementacion de la CPI
Government and Inter-governmental Documents
Author Date and Title
Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, México, Panamá, Paraguay, Perú, Uruguay, Venezu
18 July 2013
Communiqué on the occasion of the Day of International Criminal Justice
Tribunal de Apelaciones en lo Penal de Tercer Turno
16 Feb 2012
Caso Juan Carlos Blanco Estradé
Suprema Corte de Justicia
19 Oct 2009
Caso Ley de Caducidad
MP Margarita Percovich, Uruguay
13 July 2009
Discurso a proposito de la Corte Penal Internacional
Poder Ejecutivo Uruguay
Sept 2006
Ley de Implementacion de la CPI
Mision Permanente de Uruguay ante la ONU
17 Sept 2002
Intervencion del Ministro de Relaciones Exteriores Didier Opertti en el Debate General de las Naciones Unidas
24 Oct 1997
Intervención del Representante Alterno de Uruguay Embajador Dr. Julio Benitez Saenz
Legislative Debates
NGO Media Statements
Author Date and Title
Parliamentarians for Global Action
03 Sept 2014
Campaign Launched to Protect Integrity of the Rome Statute
Parliamentarians for Global Action
19 June 2013
Parliamentarians for Global Action welcomed the approval of the ratification of the Kampala amendments by the Uruguayan senate
Parliamentarians for Global Action
10 Apr 2013
Chamber of Deputies of Uruguay unanimously approves the Kampala Amendments to the Rome Statute: Set to be the first Latin American country to join the new regime on the criminalization of the illegal use of force
Amnistia Internacional Uruguay
08 July 2011
Uruguay elimina el bloqueo a la investigación de abusos cometidos durante el gobierno militar
31 Oct 2006
Uruguay is the First Latin American Country to Fully Implement ICC Treaty into Domestic Law