Filippinerna ratificerar Romstadgan
Publicerad: 2 september 2011

Den 30 augusti 2011 ratificerade Filippinerna Romstadgan för den Internationella brottmålsdomstolen och blev därmed dess 117:e part. Svenska Amnestys ICC-grupp har arbetat för en filippinsk ratificering sedan 2005. En mycket glad nyhet!

On 30 August 2011, the Philippines deposited its instrument of ratification of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) with the Office of the UN Secretary-General at the UN Treaty Office. The Philippines thereby became the 117th State Party to the Rome Statute. The ICC is the first permanent international court capable of trying individual perpetrators of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity. With this important step, the Philippines has adopted an additional instrument designed to foster accountability and joins the growing community of nations around the world that have embraced the Rome Statute system.

Please do also read Amnesty's Public Statement on 17 August 2011: http://www.amnesty.org/en/for-media/press-releases/philippines-senate-should-vote-join-international-criminal-court-2011-08-17