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Cape Verde
Rome Statute   Cape Verde signed the Rome Statute on 28 December 2000 and became the 119th state to ratify the treaty on 10 October 2011.
Agreement on Privileges and Immunities Cape Verde has not signed the APIC.
Bilateral Immunity Agreement BIA signed and ratified. (date unconfirmed)
Implementing Legislation The Penal Code that entered into force on 1 July 2004 includes a section on crimes against the international community. However, more work needs to be done for legislation to be fully in line with international criminal law.
Membership African Union, ECOWAS, La Francophonie, Lusophone
Country Updates
NGO Media Statements
Author Date and Title
18 Oct 2011
Cape Verde joins the International Criminal Court: Parliamentarians consider the 119th ratification as a sign of African solidarity with the victims of the most serious international crimes in Africa and elsewhere
Amnesty International
13 Oct 2011
Amnesty International welcomes Cape Verde accession to the International Criminal Court
Amnesty International
13 Oct 2011
A Amnistia Internacional saúda a adesão de Cabo Verde ao Tribunal Penal Internacional
No Peace Without Justice
13 Oct 2011
NPWJ welcomes Cape Verde as the 119th State to join the ICC
12 Oct 2011
Cape Verde Becomes 119th State to Join International Criminal Court
02 Nov 2010
Global Coalition Urges Cape Verde to Join International Criminal Court