Coalition for the International Criminal Court
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Rome Statute   Ireland signed on 7 October 1998. Ireland ratified on 11 April 2002, participating in the simultaneous deposit at the special UN treaty ceremony to mark the 60 ratifications necessary for entry into force.
Agreement on Privileges and Immunities Ireland signed the APIC on 9 September 2003 and ratified on 20 November 2006.
Bilateral Immunity Agreement Ireland has not signed a BIA.
Implementing Legislation On 11 August 2004, the Minister of Justice published a comprehensive piece of legislation, dealing both with substantive criminal law and cooperation with the Court. The bill introduces into the Irish legislation the definition of crimes against humanity, war crimes, ancillary crimes and crimes against the administration of justice (Part 2), whereas the crime of genocide was already incorporated as part of the implementation of the Geneva conventions. The bill also regulates requests for arrest and surrender by the ICC, as well as the enforcement of ICC rulings (Part 3). Part 4 of the law prescribes the compliance with the request to freeze (and confiscate) assets of the accused. Part 5 deals with other forms of assistance to the ICC, implementing art. 93(1) of the RS. Universal Jurisdiction and victims are also partly addressed by the Bill. The Bill is before the Lower Parliamentary Chamber and is listed for consideration during the current Parliamentary session.
Membership Ireland is a member of EU, Like-Minded Country, OSCE, Council of Europe.
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