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Out of the 24 countries in Asia, only 9 (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Maldives, Mongolia, the Philippines, the Republic of Korea and Timor-Leste and Japan) have ratified the Rome Statute. Asia is a region that remains significantly under-represented at the Court, although civil society has been strong in advocating for international justice and the rule of law across the continent. Of these States Parties, only the Republic of Korea has enacted ICC implementing legislation. Afghanistan is taking appropriate steps in coordination with civil society groups to initiate their implementing legislation process and Mongolia set up a working group on the ICC to discuss and follow up on ICC implementation some years ago, but the process has been stalled for some time. Cambodia and Timor-Leste have similarly moved slowly in effectively carrying out their emergent obligations under the Rome Statute. Only the Republic of Korea has ratified the Agreement on the Privileges and Immunities of the Court (APIC) in the region. Although Mongolia is a signatory, it still needs to move forward and ratify this important instrument that will ensure the independent and effective operation of the ICC in practice.
NGO Letters, Papers, Reports, and Statements
Author Date and Title
Human Rights Watch
09 Dec 2015
UN Security Council Probing Systematic Abuses in North Korea
03 Sept 2015
World leaders attend China ceremony with war criminal, disregarding victims and international justice
18 May 2011
Letter to the Bangladesh Prime Minister regarding the International Crimes (Tribunals) Act
CICC Asia Strategy Meeting
12 Apr 2011
Final Recommendations