Sumario: EU Presidency Declaration on Mexico's ratification of Rome Statute (7 November 2005: Brussels)
Declaration by the Presidency on behalf of the European Union on Mexico's ratification of the Rome Statute
On behalf of the European Union, the Presidency would like to offer its warm congratulations to Mexico on its ratification of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.
Mexico's ratification brings the number of ICC States Parties to 100 and marks a further significant step forward in the international community's efforts to combat impunity for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide. Latin American states play an active role at the Court, so it is warmly welcomed that Mexico will be able to reinforce their efforts. The European Union is convinced that Mexico will make a valuable contribution to the Court's work.
The ICC's jurisdiction now covers over half of the globe. The EU remains committed to working towards the day when the Court will exercise universal jurisdiction over the worst crimes known to man.
The Acceding Countries Bulgaria and Romania, the Candidate Countries Turkey and Croatia*, the Countries of the Stabilisation and Association Process and potential candidates Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, EFTA countries Iceland and Liechtenstein, members of the European Economic Area, as well as Ukraine align themselves with this declaration.
* Croatia continues to be part of the Stabilisation and Association Process.