On 23 March, 2010, the government of Bangladesh ratified the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. The Statute will enter into force for Bangladesh on 1 June, 2010, bringing the total number of States Parties to the Rome Statute to 111.
Reacting to Bangladesh’s ratification of the Rome Statute, the ICC President, Judge Sang-Hyun Song, noted that “By ratifying the Rome Statute, Bangladesh will become the first State Party in South Asia. I applaud its decision to join the growing commitment of states to end impunity for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.”
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