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Rome Statute   Colombia signed the Rome Statute on 10 December 1998, ratified on 5 August 2002, becoming the 77th State Party. Upon ratifying, Colombia made a declaration not accepting the ICC's jurisdiction with respect to war crimes, as provided for under art. 124 of the RS.
Agreement on Privileges and Immunities On 15 April 2009, Colombia deposited its instrument of ratification to the Agreement on the Privileges and Immunities of the ICC.
Bilateral Immunity Agreement Signed BIA agreement on September 16, 2003. The pact is considered an executive agreement.
Implementing Legislation Colombian criminal law already encompasses most of the crimes covered by the Rome Statute. However, some provisions should be revised. The MFA has indicated that it is in the process of finalizing an ICC cooperation bill to be sent to Congress for approval.
Membership Friends of the ICC, OAS (Organization of American States), Rio Group
Country Updates
Conference Reports and Declarations
Author Title Date
Latin American NGOs
9108|9109 03 Oct 2008
Enacted Legislation
Author Date and Title
Corte Constitucional
26 Nov 2008
LEY 1180 de aprobación del “Acuerdo sobre los Privilegios e Inmunidades de la Corte Penal Internacional”
Poder Ejecutivo
02 Aug 2002
Declaraciones realizadas por el Estado Colombiano al momento del deposito de instrumentos de ratificación del Estatuto de Roma
Poder Legislativo nacional
01 Aug 2001
Debate sobre el Estatuto de Roma
Government and Inter-governmental Documents
Author Date and Title
Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, México, Panamá, Paraguay, Perú, Uruguay, Venezu
18 July 2013
Communiqué on the occasion of the Day of International Criminal Justice
03 Feb 2012
Statement by the Spokesperson of the High Representative Catherine Ashton on the terrorist attacks in Colombia
Dec 2011
Statement made during the 10th Assembly of States Parties- Colombia
29 Nov 2011
Statement by HR Ashton on the murder of hostages by the FARC in Colombia
Corte Suprema de Justicia
04 May 2011
Caso Gustavo Amaya Ruiz
Presidency Press Secretary
06 Dec 2010
Remarks by the President of the Republic of Colombia, Santos, at the ninth session of the ASP
31 May 2010
Colombia participará en Conferencia de Revisión de la Corte Penal Internacional, en África (in Spanish)
ICC Statements and Reports
Author Date and Title
13 May 2015
DP's Keynote Speech on Transitional Justice in Colombia and the Role of the ICC
Fiscalía de la CPI
Dec 2013
Informe sobre Exámenes Preliminares 2013 - Honduras y Colombia
19 Apr 2013
ICC Office of the Prosecutor concludes visit to Colombia
Nov 2012
OTP Interim Report on the Situation in Colombia
NGO Letters, Papers, Reports, and Statements
Author Date and Title
Comisión Colombiana de Juristas
25 Sept 2015
Un acuerdo admirable y promisorio para la paz y la justicia en Colombia
Humanas Colombia
29 Sept 2015
Jurisdicción especial para la paz debe ser modelo de acceso a la justicia para las mujeres
Corporación Humanas
09 Dec 2014
Reflexiones y aportes de mujeres víctimas de violencia sexual a la Mesa de La Habana
José Miguel Vivanco and Max Schoening, Human Rights Watch
12 Nov 2014
Colombia’s Compromise With Murder
12 Aug 2014
Uncovering Colombia's Systems of Macro-criminality
08 July 2014
Colombia: Withdraw Military Jurisdiction Expansion Bill
19 June 2014
The Court’s Role in Promoting Accountability in Colombia’s Transitional Justice Framework
NGO Media Statements
Author Date and Title
30 Sept 2015
Cinco claves para un tratamiento diferencial de la violencia sexual en los acuerdos sobre la justicia transicional en el proceso de paz
Parliamentarians for Global Action
29 Sept 2015
PGA welcomes historic developments in Colombia’s peace process
Human Rights Watch
28 Sept 2015
Colombia: Dealing Away Justice
Amnesty International
24 Sept 2015
Colombia: Agreement must guarantee justice for the millions of victims of the armed conflict
International Crisis Group
24 Sept 2015
Statement on the Transitional Justice Agreement between the Colombian Government and the FARC - International Crisis Group
Human Rights Watch
24 June 2015
Colombia: Top Brass Linked to Extrajudicial Executions
03 June 2015
Colombia Needs to Reframe the Discussion on Punishment for International Crimes
UN Reports, Resolutions, and Statements
Author Date and Title
Oficina del Alto Comisionado de Derechos Humanos de la ONU
29 Sept 2014
Expertos de la ONU advierten que el Proyecto de Ley sobre la jurisdicción penal militar representa un retroceso para los derechos humanos
Oficina del Alto Comisionado de las Naciones Unidas para los Derechos Humanos en Colombia
23 July 2013
Pronunciamiento Público de OHCHR en Colombia sobre las FARC y el DIH
Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
19 July 2013
Press statement. High Commissioner’s Mission to Colombia (16-19 July 2013)