Friday, May 20, 2011

Now there are 115

Grenada has become the 115th state party to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.
The Caribbean country (flag at left) deposited its instrument of accession yesterday. (image credit) Thus, nearly 60% of the membership of the United Nations has joined the ICC.
According a release by the Coalition for the International Criminal Court,

With Grenada’s accession and the ratification of Saint Lucia in August 2010, only three states in the CARICOM have yet to ratify the Statute (Bahamas, Jamaica and Haiti).
The Caribbean Community, or CARICOM, as that regional group is known, met to discuss the ICC with Court officials earlier this week.

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