On 28th October 2005, Mexico ratified the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. The Statute will enter into force for Mexico on 1 January 2006, bringing the total number of States Parties to the Rome Statute to 100. 139 States are signatories.
Reacting to the 100th ratification of the Rome Statute, the ICC President, Judge Philippe Kirsch, noted that “The ICC was established to help put an end to the most serious international crimes. Because of the limits on the Court’s jurisdiction, universal ratification is a necessary part of achieving this goal. I therefore welcome the 100th ratification of the Rome Statute by Mexico.”