Italy signed on 18 July 1998 and ratified on 26 July 1999, becoming the 4th State Party.
Agreement on Privileges and Immunities
Italy signed the APIC on 10 September 2002 and ratified on 20 November 2006.
Bilateral Immunity Agreement
Italy has not signed a BIA.
In May 2002, M. Giovanni Kessler (from the main Italian leftwing party) and other members of the Italian Parliament submitted to the Parliament’s Chamber the proposal of law n. 2724, on “Rules for the implementation of the internal system to the Statute of the International Criminal Court”. This proposal contemplated both substantial adaptation to the Rome Statute and law on cooperation with the ICC, therefore creating a whole “international criminal code”. The almost identical proposal n. 1638 was further introduced in July 2002 before the Senate by a number of senators from several opposition Parties. Recently, two identical drafts of implementation legislation were introduced before the Chamber (n. 6050) and the Senate (n. 3574) by MPs of different majority’s Parties. Both the new proposals have the same structure of the previous ones, with which they share a large number of provisions of a general character as well as of substantive criminal law. Provisions on cooperation, however, reflect the work finalised in 2003 by the last Commission in charge at the Ministry of Justice for drafting a Governmental proposal. However, none of the said four proposals has been yet scheduled has been yet scheduled for examination before the competent Parliamentary Commissions. recent progress in that regard. Universal Jurisdiction: Crimes of international concern committed abroad are punishable under Italian criminal law if included in international Conventions implemented by Italy (Article 7, Penal Code). In all other cases, crimes committed abroad are only punishable under certain conditions (gravity, presence on the territory, request of the Ministry of Justice). Victims: The reparation for victims of crimes under international law provided as a result of a separate civil action or through the criminal conviction.
Italy is a member of Like-Minded Country, Council of Europe, European Union (EU), Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).