State of Kuwait
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Crime of Aggression
Crimes Against Humanity
Article 70 of the Constitution of the State of Kuwait provides as follows:
"Article 70 [Treaties]
(1) The Amir concludes treaties by decree and transmits them immediately to the National Assembly with the appropriate statement. A treaty has the force of law after it is signed, ratified, and published in the Official Gazette.
(2) However, treaties of peace and alliance; treaties concerning the territory of the State, its natural resources or sovereign rights, or public or private rights of citizens; treaties of commerce, navigation, and residence; and treaties entailing additional expenditure not provided for in the budget, or involving amendment of the laws of Kuwait; shall come into force only when made by a law."
Ministerial Decision No. 244/2006 concerning the Establishment of a National Committee of International Humanitarian Law, 2006.
Information provided by Kuwait on the scope of universal jurisdiction in accordance with General Assembly resolution 64/117.
General Assembly of the United Nations, Sixth Committee (Legal), sixty-fifth session (4 October to 11 November 2010) [ENG]
International Criminal Court
Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court: The State of Kuwait signed the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court on 08 September 2000. Kuwait is not a state party to the Rome Statute of the ICC.
The Constitution of Kuwait.
(WIPO). [ENG]. [Last accessed 16Nov17]. [External Link to pdf document]
State Official Gazette: Al Kuwait al-Youm.
[ARA]. [Last accessed 16Nov17]. [External Link]
List of International Humanitarian Law Treaties to which Kuwait is a State party. [ENG]
(International Committee of the Red Cross). [ENG]. [Last accessed 16Nov17]. [External Link]