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Rome Statute   India has not acceded to the Rome Statute. The government of India has maintained that its position vis-Ó-vis the Court remains unchanged. It abstained in the vote adopting the statute in 1998, saying it objected to the broad definition adopted of crimes against humanity, the right given to the Security Council to refer cases, delay investigations and bind non-State Parties, and the use of nuclear weapons or other weapons of mass destruction not being explicitly outlawed. Other anxieties about the court concern how the principle of complementarity would be applied to the Indian criminal justice system and the power of the prosecutor to initiate prosecutions, among other issues. Some of these objections and concerns have waned over the years. Moreover, heightened activities on the ICC in India in the past year have generated greater participation and interest from diverse constituencies including parliamentarians, academia, media and various civil society groups.
Agreement on Privileges and Immunities India has not acceded to the Agreement on Privileges and Immunities of the Court.
Bilateral Immunity Agreement Signed December 26, 2002.
Implementing Legislation Not addressing the issue at the time.
Membership Commonwealth, SAARC
Conference Reports and Declarations
Author Date, Title and Summary
ICC-India campaign and Partners for Law in Development
13 Mar 2006
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