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Rome Statute   Germany signed on 10 December 1998, and ratified on 11 December 2000, becoming the 25th State Party.
Agreement on Privileges and Immunities Germany signed the APIC on 14 July 2003 and ratifited on 2 September 2004.
Bilateral Immunity Agreement Germany has not signed a BIA.
Implementing Legislation Substantive Criminal Law: The Act to introduce a Code of Crimes against International Law (CCAIL) (consolidating and completing the catalogue of criminal offences under German domestic law, paralleling the offences under the Rome Statute) and the Act on implementing legislation (The Code on Execution of the Rome Statute or the “Cooperation Code” that regulates the details of co operation between German courts and authorities and the ICC) are both in force sinc the 1st July 2002. Now, German public prosecutors are allowed to investigate war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity, regardless of whom, where, when or against whom these crimes were committed. Still two amendments are foreseen, in order to concentrate the first-instance jurisdiction for crimes against international law at the Higher Regional Courts (Oberlandsgericht) and to confer the competence of prosecution of those crimes to the federal attorney general. The provisions concerned are art. 96 of the German constitution and those of the Courts Constitution Act.
Membership Germany is a member of Friends of the ICC, Like-Minded Country (no longer active), Council of Europe, European Union, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).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- Germany
01 Apr 2005
Fischer on the UN Security Council’s Resolution to Call in the ICC to Prosecute Human Rights Abuses in Darfur, Sudan
NGO Letters, Papers, Reports, and Statements