The Council of Europe and the International Criminal Court

"…the impunity enjoyed by the perpetrators of the most serious crimes, such as genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, is an obstacle to reconciliation, fostering revisionism and depriving future generations of irrefutable evidence of such crimes"

Recommendation 1408 (1999) of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

Since the adoption of the Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in 1998 and the subsequent impetus given by Governments to its signature and ratification, states are now faced with the often difficult task of bringing their internal legal order in line with the Statute.

The importance of this implementation exercise lies, first and foremost, in the obligations which ensue from the ratification of the Statute. Procedures must be available to enable national authorities to co-operate with the ICC. Secondly, since the ICC's jurisdiction is complementary and responsibility to prosecute therefore lies primarily with States, adequate substantive and procedural legislation must be in place at national level if a State is to be in a position to try persons in its own courts for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.

Since 2000, the Council of Europe has organised four consultation meetings open to member and observer states, to foster exchanges of views on the legal problems encountered in the implementation process and on models developed in certain countries to overcome these problems. Participants at these meetings adopted conclusions which they transmitted to their governments.

4th multilateral consultation meeting (Athens, 14-15 September 2006)
Programme | Conclusions

3rd multilateral consultation meeting (Strasbourg, 17 September 2003)
Programme | Conclusions

2nd multilateral consultation meeting (Strasbourg, 13-14 September 2001)
Programme | Conclusions

1st multilateral consultation meeting (Strasbourg, 16-17 May 2000)
Programme | Conclusions

 

Documents

Reference texts / Textes de réference
ICC / CPI English Français Русский Español

Status

Rome Statute of the ICC /Statut de Rome de la CPI

Agreement on Privileges and Immunities /Accord sur les privilèges et immunités

Translations of the Rome Statute / Traductions du Statut de Rome      
Council of Europe / Conseil de l'Europe

 
European Union / Union européenne

 
       
National reports / Rapports nationaux
Member state / Etat membre  

Report / Rapport

Legislation / Législation

English

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English

Français

Other

Albania / Albanie  

     
Andorra / Andorre            
Armenia / Arménie

2001

       
Austria / Autriche

2003

     
Azerbaijan / Azerbaidjan

2001

     
Belgium / Belgique    

 

 
Bosnia and Herzegovina / Bosnie-Herzégovine            
Bulgaria / Bulgarie

2003

     
Croatia / Croatie

2003

       
Czech Republic / République tchèque

2003

     
Cyprus / Chypre

2006

     
Denmark / Danemark            
Estonia / Estonie

2001

     
Finland / Finlande

2001

     
France            
Georgia / Géorgie            
Germany / Allemagne

2001

   
Greece / Grèce            
Hungary / Hongrie

2001

     
Iceland / Islande            
Ireland / Irlande

2001

     
Italy / Italie            
Latvia / Lettonie            
Liechtenstein

2001

   
Lithuania / Lituanie

2003

     
Luxembourg            
Malta / Malte            
Moldova

2001

     
Monaco            
The Netherlands / Pays-Bas

2006

 
Norway / Norvège      

 
Poland / Pologne

2001

     
Portugal

2006

   

Romania / Roumanie            
Russian Federation / Fédération de Russie            
San Marino / Saint Marin            
Serbia / Serbie            
Slovakia / Slovaquie            
Slovenia / Slovénie

2001

     
Spain / Espagne

2006

 

Sweden / Suède

2001

       
Switzerland / Suisse

2001

   
"the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia" / "l'ex-République yougoslave de Macédoine"

2003

       
Turkey / Turquie            
Ukraine

2006

     
United Kingdom / Royaume-Uni

2001

 

   
Observers / Observateurs            
Canada

2001

     
Japan / Japon

2006

       
United States of America / Etats-Unis d'Amérique            
Mexico / Méxique

2006

       
Holy See / Saint Siège            
             
Other documents / Autres documents
The Rome Statute and the ECHR by Lucius CAFLISCH, Judge at the EctHR (Anglais seulement)

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Report by the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court on the activities performed during the first three years

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Venice Commission Report / Rapport de la Commission de Venise