USA: Resolution from the Council of Europe
Publicerad: 1 oktober 2002

October 2002: Risks for the integrity of the Statute of the International Criminal Court

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe has opposed the "exemption agreements" and adopted a resolution and a recommendation on the "Risks for the integrity of the Statute of the International Criminal Court" that you may find below (see attachment).

The Assembly has called on Council of Europe member and observer states which have not yet done so to ratify the treaty establishing the International Criminal Court and to refrain from concluding "exemption agreements" which would compromise or limit their co-operation with the Court.

The Assembly also called on Romania - the only one of 44 Council of Europe member states to sign an "exemption agreement" with the United States - not to ratify it.

Finally, it encouraged the 15 member states of the EU to adopt a joint position on the issue of "exemption agreements" as soon as possible, along the lines of its own resolution.

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