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Rome Statute   Finland signed on 7 October 1998 and ratified on 29 December 2000, becoming the 27th State Party.
Agreement on Privileges and Immunities Finland signed the APIC on 10 September 2002 and ratified on 8 December 2004.
Bilateral Immunity Agreement No Information is available.
Implementing Legislation The Finnish Act on International Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters (NO. 4/1994-) forms the basis for cooperation between Finland and the ICC. However, “The Cooperation Act”, no. 1284/2000 was enacted on 28 December 2000 that entered into force on the 1st July 2002, clarifies certain obligations of Finland based on Chapter 9 of the Statute. Also, for the purpose of full implementation of the provisions of the Statute, more extensive legal assistance is provided for in Act No. 1284/2000 than would have been possible under existing domestic law. An unofficial translation of the Acts is available at http://legal.coe.int/icc/docs/Consult_ICC(2001)/ConsultICC(2001)13E.pdf. Substantial Criminal Law: The “Act on Amendment of the Penal Code ICC Crimes Act”, no. 1285/2000, was enacted on 28 December 2000 to enter into force on the 1st July 2002.The Ministry of Justice set up a working group on 19 October 2005 to draft a blueprint for a government proposal to amend the Sections of Chapter 11 of the Penal Code dealing with war crimes and crimes against humanity. The purpose is to include in the Penal Code express provisions on the crimes falling under the jurisdiction of the Court. Source: Ministry of Justice.
Membership Finland is a member of EU, Like-Minded Country, OSCE, Council of Europe.
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Government and Inter-governmental Documents
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Finland
Dec 2011
Statement made during the 10th Assembly of States Parties- Finland