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Urge the government of Chad to ratfiy the Rome Statute of the ICC
Greater support for the International Criminal Court in the African region is crucial for the growing global fight against impunity and for the defense of fundamental human rights.
The Coalition for the International Criminal Court and its members are calling on Chad to take a major step forward in its commitment to international justice and the rule of law by ratifying to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (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 Mexico’s ratification on 28 October 2005, a historic new benchmark of one hundred states – including 27 African countries – have now acceded to or ratified the treaty and 139 are signatories.
By ratifying the Rome Statute as soon as possible, Chad will help Africa gain a stronger voice within the world of global justice and also help the region participate more meaningfully in making the ICC a truly effective, truly international mechanism for justice and peace.
Take action now!
Support the CICC’s appeal by sending letters by mail or fax urging the government of Chad to ratify the Rome Statute and implement it into national law
You might like to use the following letter as a guide.
Send your letter to:
President of Chad His Excellency Idriss Déby
Président du Tchad S.E. Idriss Déby
Fax: +235 51 45 96 / 51 45 01
Email: [email protected]
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Ministere des Affaires Etrangeres et de l’Intergration Africaine
Fax: +235 51 56 08
Email : [email protected]
Ministry of Justice
Ministere de la Justice et Garde des Sceaux
Tel: (235) 52 21 72 / 52 51 78
Fax: (235) 52 51 81
Email: [email protected]
At a time when the International Criminal Court (ICC) is moving forward in its crucial work to end impunity for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes with its first three cases in Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Sudan, I am writing to urge you to ensure that Chad supports this new and vital system of international justice by ratifying the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court as soon as possible. In light of Chad’s important and constructive role in conflict resolution in the Central African region along with growing support for the ICC from the African Union as a whole, I strongly believe that Chad’s ratification of the ICC treaty in the immediate future would offer a true beacon of hope for peaceful solutions to on-going hostilities in Central Africa. Chad’s ratification now would allow it to act together with the international community to ensure that the ICC be most effective in these crucial first cases.
With increased ratifications in Africa, the region will not only gain a stronger voice within the world of global justice but will also be able to participate more meaningfully in making the ICC a truly effective, truly international mechanism for justice and peace. I hope therefore that Chad will take steps towards ratification and implementation of the Rome Statute as soon as possible.