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The Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC) is calling on the Republic of Malaysia to take the necessary steps to accede to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Malaysia’s accession to the Rome Statute would strengthen the Asian voice at the Court and contribute to a robust and meaningful participation intended to ensure that the ICC upholds and abides by the spirit of the Rome Statute.

Perpetrators of genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity must be held accountable. However, only 7 states in Asia have presently ratified the Rome Statute. The Coalition therefore encourages Malaysia to assert its commitment to ending the culture of impunity by acceding to the Rome Statute of the ICC.

Greater support for the ICC in Asia is needed in order to increase the region’s commitment to the fight against impunity.

Take action now!

Write a letter to the Prime Minister of Malaysia to encourage him to accede to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC).

You might like to use the following letter as a guide. Please be sure to cc all contacts below when sending your letters.

Send your letter to:

The Hon. Dato' Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak
Prime Minister
Principal Private Secretary to the Prime Minister
Office of the Prime Minister of Malaysia
Main Block, Perdana Putra Building
Federal Government Administrative Centre
62502 Putrajaya, Malaysia
Tel: +603.8888.8000
Fax: +603.8888.3444

The Hon. Dato' Sri Anifah Hj. Aman
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Wisma Putra, No 1, Jalan Wisma Putra, Precinct 2
62602 Putraya, Malaysia
Tel: +603.8889.2869
Fax: +603.8889.1717 / +603.8889.2816
Email: [email protected]

H.E. Datuk Hamidon Ali
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Permanent Representative to the United Nations
313 East 43rd Street
New York, NY 1017
Tel: +1.212.986.6310
Fax: +1.212.490.8576
Email: [email protected]

H.E. Dato’ Seri Mohamed Nazri Bin Abdul Aziz
Minister of Law and Parliamentary Affairs of Malaysia
Minister in The Prime Minister's Department, Level 15,
Menara Parlimen, Jalan Parlimen,
50680 Kuala Lumpur., Malaysia
Tel: +603.2078.5828
Fax: +603-207.81719
Email: [email protected]

H.E. Abu Zahar Ujang
President of the Dewan Negara
Bangunan Parlimen
50680 Kuala Lumpur., Malaysia
Tel: +603.207.21955
Fax: +603.207.00986
Email: [email protected]

H.E. Tan Sri Pandikar Amin bin Haji Mulia
Speaker of the Dewan Rakyat
Dewan Rakyat
Bangunan Parlimen, Jalan Parlimen
50680 Kuala Lumpur., Malaysia
Tel: +603.207.21955
Fax: +603.207.00986
Email: [email protected]

Your Excellency:

I am writing to urge you to ensure Malaysia’s accession to the Rome Statute of the ICC as soon as possible. The Rome Statute came into force in July 2002 and now has the support of more than half of the world’s nations. With Saint Lucia’s, Seychelles’ and Moldova’s recent ratifications, 114 countries have become States Parties to the Rome Statute, which has 139 country signatories.

The Court’s investigations in Uganda, Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Darfur (Sudan), and Kenya signify that it is moving forward in its crucial work to end impunity for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. The system of international justice represented by the ICC is an important tool that will ensure that the most serious international crimes no longer go unpunished.

Asian nations are instrumental in building and strengthening this new justice system, and their support to the ICC is vital to its success and efficiency. By acceding to the Rome Statute, you will be expressing Malaysia’s support for justice and human rights, and contribute toward a stronger impact from the Asian region within the Court.

I urge your Excellency to use your good offices to ensure Malaysia’s accession to the Rome Statute as soon as possible.

Sincerely,

NGO Media Statements
Author Date and Title
CICC
06 Jan 2011
Global Coalition Urges Malaysia to Join the International Criminal Court