The Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights reiterated
its commitment to fighting impunity and to supporting the International
Criminal Court (ICC) set up by the Rome Statute of 1998 to prosecute
those accused of the most serious crimes of concern to the international
community: genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.
Unfortunately, only 124 States have ratified the Rome Statute
to date and six Council of Europe member States have not yet done
so. Several member States have not ratified the “Kampala amendments”
aimed at broadening the definition of war crimes and the crime of
aggression. Others have not incorporated into their national legislation
either the obligations relating to co-operation with the ICC or
the crimes defined in the Rome Statute.
The committee is concerned about the fact that the ICC has
been accused of applying “double standards”, that it does not have
appropriate resources to carry out its work and that a number of
African States are challenging its existence. It invites the member
States which have not yet done so to ratify the Rome Statute and
the relevant texts, to enact laws incorporating the provisions of
these texts and to co-operate fully with the ICC.Renvoi en commission: Doc. 13888, Renvoi 4159 du 27 novembre 2015.