Rome Statute Dec. 18, 1998 July 7, 2000
APIC April 30, 2004 June 22, 2004

Implementation Notes

Canada ratified the Rome Statute in 2000. The obligations contained in the Rome Statute are implemented into national law by the Extradition Act 1999 and the Crimes against Humanity and War Crimes Act 2000. The Extradition Act applies to all requests for arrest and surrender, whether such requests come from a state or from the ICC. It is detailed in its implementation of the required treatment of requests for arrest and surrender. However, it should be recalled that the provisions of the Extradition Act often apply differently when the request is made by the ICC as compared to when it is made by a State. The Crimes against Humanity and War Crimes Act criminalises all international crimes known at customary international law, which include, but are not limited to, the crimes listed in the Rome Statute. The set of crimes that may be prosecuted under the Act is therefore wider than that which may be prosecuted under the Rome Statute.

National Implementing Legislation

Canada - Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Act 2000 (2019)
Canada - International Criminal Court Privileges and Immunities Order 2014

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