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Rome Statute   Costa Rica signed on 7 October 1998 and ratified on 7 June 2001, becoming the 33rd State Party.
Agreement on Privileges and Immunities Costa Rica ratified the Agreement on Privileges and Immunities on 28 April 2011.
Bilateral Immunity Agreement Publicly rejected BIA agreement.
Implementing Legislation In May 2003 Costa Rica enacted an amendment to the Criminal Code (Law 8272), including an article that refers to those crimes contained in international treaties that Costa Rica has ratified, including the Rome Statute. Currently a bill to include war crimes in the Criminal Code is pending in Congress to be discussed at the respective Commissions. The Bill includes all crimes under the RS as well as complementarity provisions.
Membership Like-Minded Country, OAS(Organization of American States), Rio Group
Enacted Legislation
Author Date and Title
Asamblea Legislativa de Costa Rica
25 Mar 2011
Ley No. 8926 de Aprobación del Acuerdo sobre Privilegios e Inmunidades de la Corte Penal Internacional
Asamblea Legislativa de Costa Rica
02 May 2002
Ley 8272 Represión Penal como Castigo por los Crímenes de Guerra y de Lesa Humanidad
Poder Legislativo Costa Rica
30 Jan 2001
Ley 8083 de Ratificación del Estatuto de Roma de la CPI Doc type: enacted legislation
Corte Suprema de Justicia
05 Nov 2000
Fallo de la Sala de Constitucionalidad de la Corte Suprema de Costa Rica
Government and Inter-governmental Documents
Author Date and Title
Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores y Culto de Costa Rica
18 May 2016
Costa Rica lamenta que Presidente de Sudán, Omar al Bashir continúe eludiendo la Justicia Internacional
Permanent Representative of Costa Rica On behalf of a group of Like-Minded State Parties
13 May 2016
Statement delivered by Ambassador Juan Carlos Mendoza Permanent Representative of Costa Rica On behalf of a group of Like- Minded State Parties
Government of Costa Rica
22 Jan 2015
Costa Rica celebra incorporación de Palestina a la Corte Penal Internacional
Costa Rica Permanent Representative to the United Nations
22 May 2014
Costa Rica regrets vetoes by Russia and China that prevented the referral of the situation in Syria to the International Criminal Court
Ministerial Network for the ICC
20 Sept 2013
Ministerial Network for the ICC goes public
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
Costa Rica
Dec 2011
Discurso realizado durante la 10a Asamblea de Estados Partes- Costa Rica
NGO Letters, Papers, Reports, and Statements
Author Date and Title
27 Feb 2008
Acuerdos de asociación de la UE con las Repúblicas de América Central de Costa Rica,El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras y Nicaragua