On 12 November, 2010, the International Criminal Court (ICC) will hold a ceremony to welcome the People's Republic of Bangladesh as a new State Party to the Rome Statute.
During the ceremony, as a symbol of welcoming Bangladesh into the community of States Parties, the President of the Court, Judge Sang-Hyun Song, will present a special edition of the Rome Statute to the Ambassador of Bangladesh, H.E. Mr Muhammad Ali Sorcar. The Vice-President of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute, the Ambassador of Mexico, H.E. Mr Jorge Lomónaco, will also commend Bangladesh on this occasion. Several high-ranking officials of the Court will also be in attendance.
On 23 March, 2010, the government of Bangladesh deposited its instrument of ratification to the Rome Statute, which entered into force for the country on 1 June, 2010.
This event will not be open to the public, however a press release, photographs and a video of the ceremony will be issued immediately afterwards.
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