Ireland

SignedRatified
Rome Statute Oct. 7, 1998 April 11, 2002
APIC Sept. 9, 2003 Nov. 20, 2006

Ratification Notes

Ireland participated in the simultaneous deposit at the special UN treaty ceremony to mark the 60 ratifications necessary for the entry into force of the Rome Statute.

Implementation Notes

Ireland signed the Rome Statute on 7 October 1998 and deposited its instrument of ratification on 11 April 2002. In 2006, Ireland adopted the International Criminal Court Act, implementing provisions relating to cooperation with the ICC and the crimes under the jurisdiction of the Court into national law. All aspects of cooperation are addressed by the ICC Act 2006. In several respects, direct reference is made to the provisions of the Rome Statute, ensuring that domestic law in Ireland is fully consistent with the requirements of the Rome Statute. For example, reference is made to Article 90 with respect to competing requests for surrender by the ICC and third States, and to Article 93 in relation to the forms of cooperation Ireland is capable of providing under national law. The crimes contained in Articles 6 to 8 of the Rome Statute and the modes of liability outlined in Article 25 of the Rome Statute are also incorporated by reference, ensuring that Ireland is capable of fulfilling its role in the ICC’s complementarity regime.

National Implementing Legislation

International Criminal Court Act 2006

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