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Europe
European civil society and governments, including the European Union and its Member States, are among the Court’s staunchest supporters and have played absolutely crucial roles in the historic establishment of the ICC. Europe and the Central Asian Republics today have 42 States Parties, 6 signatories (Armenia, Krygyzstan, the principality of Monaco, the Russian Federation, Ukraine and Uzbekistan) and 6 non-signatories (Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazhakstan, Turkmenistan, and Turkey and the Holy See) to the ICC.

Eighteen European countries have completed cooperation legislation and updated their criminal codes so that they are in harmony with the Rome Statute (Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Slovenia, Spain, and the United Kingdom).

The Coalition has a network of almost 300 member organizations in Europe and, in close cooperation with CICC’s regional office in Brussels, these NGOs organize campaigns to promote the ratification of the ICC treaty in the European region and beyond, raising awareness of the Court’s mandate and role, giving training to local NGOs on the ICC, organizing roundtables on the implementation of the Rome Statute, and other events to support the fight against impunity through the ICC.
List of Subregions
Western Europe and EU Members
Almost all the countries in this sub-region are states parties to the ICC, with the exception of Monaco and the Vatican City State. The Coalition’s work in this region is focused on encouraging ratification by the remaining non-states parties and developing the implementing legislation of states parties. The implementation process takes time and several countries have adopted flawed legislation; as such, full harmonization has yet to be reached. The Coalition's Europe Office works closely with national networks to ensure that implementing processes are open, transparent, and involve civil society.
Russian Federation and Eastern Europe
Moldova is the only State Party from this sub-region. The main focus of the Coalition’s efforts in the Russian Federation and Eastern Europe relate to promoting ratification and encouraging these countries to draft implementing legislation by developing civil society campaigns as well as working with governments.
South Caucasus and Central Asia
Georgia and Tajikistan are the only States Parties to the ICC from this sub-region. The Coalition engages in a combination of implementation and ratification-related work in the South Caucuses and Central Asia. The Georgian Coalition for the ICC carried out substantial work to promote the full implementation of the Rome Statute by Georgia. The Georgian Coalition decided, when its objective was achieved in 2003, to promote the development of a South Caucasian Coalition for the ICC (Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan), to use its acquired experience and promote ratification and implementation of the Rome Statute in the other two countries of the region. The CICC is currently working with local NGOs in all three countries.
South Eastern Europe
All the countries in this sub-region, with the exception of Turkey, are states parties to the ICC. The Coalition is working with NGOs in Albania, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Montenegro, and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to develop a Balkan coalition for the ICC.
Conference Reports and Declarations
Author Date, Title and Summary
Africa Legal Aid (AFLA)
07 Apr 2005
3833|3834
Maastricht, The Netherlands -- Seminar organised by Africa Legal Aid (AFLA) entitled "The North-South Aspects of International Justice and the International Criminal Court".
Draft Legislation
Author Title Date
Serbia and Montenegro
1947|1948 Sept 2004
Serbia and Montenegro
1949|1950 Sept 2003
Enacted Legislation
Author Date and Title
EU
12 July 2011
Action Plan to follow-up on the Decision on the International Criminal Court
EU
21 Mar 2011
Council Decision 2011/168/CFSP of 21 March 2011 on the International Criminal Court and repealing Common Position 2003/444/CFSP
ICC Statements and Reports
NGO Letters, Papers, Reports, and Statements
Author Date and Title
Human Rights Watch
31 Mar 2014
Memorandum on Human Rights Priorities for the European Union-Africa Summit
TRIAL and ICJ
12 Sept 2013
Promoting Accountability through the Human Rights Bodies in Geneva - A Working Paper for Civil Society Organizations
TRIAL and ICJ
12 Sept 2013
Promoting Accountability through the Human Rights Bodies in Geneva A Working Paper for States
CICC
Sept 2013
CICC Europe Strategy Meeting 2013 Recommendations
CICC
Sept 2013
CICC Europe Strategy Meeting Report
AI
May 2012
Annual Report 2012 : The State of the World’s Human Rights
CICC
May 2012
Central Asia Regional Seminar: The International Criminal Court (ICC) as the Center of the New International Justice System
NGO Media Statements
Author Date and Title
CICC
03 July 2013
European Support Crucial for International Criminal Court
Amnesty International
04 Sept 2012
European countries urged to hold former Guatemalan officials to account
NPWJ
19 Apr 2012
European Parliament: Human Rights Report a strong stance for the promotion of human rights, democracy and rule of law
Amnesty International
03 Feb 2012
UN court ruling on Nazi war crime victims ‘a setback for rights’
TRIAL
Feb 2012
Campaign for the creation of a war crimes unit to put an end to impunity
Amnesty International
23 Jan 2012
Stanković arrest: victims of war-time rape must feel safe to testify
CICC
25 Nov 2011
Coalition Welcomes European Parliament Resolution on EU Support for the ICC