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San Marino ratifies the amendments to the Rome Statute on the crime of aggression

The President of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute, Ambassador Tiina Intelmann, warmly welcomed the deposit on 14 November 2014 of the instrument of ratification of the 2010 amendments to the Rome Statute on the crime of aggression by San Marino. The deposit of the instrument of ratification by San Marino brings the number of ratifications of the amendments on the crime of aggression to nineteen.

The crime of aggression was initially included in the Rome Statute in 1998 as one of the crimes under the jurisdiction of the Court, while the definition of the crime and the mechanism for the Court's exercise of jurisdiction were deferred to a Review Conference. The amendments adopted by consensus in Kampala, Uganda, in 2010 define the crime of aggression and provide for the conditions for the exercise of jurisdiction over this crime. The Court may exercise jurisdiction over the crime of aggression once thirty States Parties have ratified the amendments, and subject to a decision to be taken after 1 January 2017 by the States Parties.

In addition to theamendments on the crime of aggression, the first Review Conference also adopted by consensus a set of amendments to article 8, which characterize the use of certain weapons during armed conflicts not of an international character as war crimes. San Marino had ratified the amendments to article 8 on 26 September 2012.

On 13 May 1999, San Marino became the third State Party to the Rome Statute.

[Source: ICC-ASP-20141119-PR1065, Assembly of States Parties to the International Criminal Court, 19Nov14]

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