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Rome Statute   Estonia signed on 27 December 1999, and ratified on 30 January 2002, becoming the 50th State Party.
Agreement on Privileges and Immunities Estonia signed the APIC on 27 June 2003 and ratified on 13 September 2004.
Bilateral Immunity Agreement Estonia has not signed a BIA.
Implementing Legislation Concurrently, amendments to the Code of Criminal Procedure were approved in order to implement the Statute and to ensure proper co-operation with the Court when the Rome Statute enters into force. Two Acts (“the Ratification Act” and “the ICC Procedure Act”) contain minimal implementing provisions and were enacted in the end of 2001. Substantive Criminal Law: A new Penal Code entered into force in September 2002. It incorporates extensive definitions of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity under the section “Offences against Humanity and International Security”. The Penal Code also provides for the non-applicability of statutory limitation to offences against humanity.
Membership Estonia is a member of Friends of the ICC, Like-Minded Country (no longer active), Council of Europe, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).
Country Updates
Government and Inter-governmental Documents
Author Date and Title
Dec 2011
Statement made during the 10th Assembly of States Parties- Estonia