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Support for the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Middle East and Arab world is vital to the growing global fight against impunity and for the defense of fundamental human rights.
The Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC) and its members are calling on the Kingdom of Bahrain to take a major step forward in its commitment to international justice and the rule of law by ratifying the Rome Statute of the ICC as soon as possible. Bahrain's ratification would unmistakably affirm its commitment to justice and accountability, particularly given its recent election to the UN Human Rights Council and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' support for full ratification.
More than half of the world has ratified the Rome Statute, which came into force in July 2002. With Chad's ratification on November 1 2006, one hundred and four states have now acceded to or ratified the treaty, and 139 are signatories.
By ratifying the Rome Statute as soon as possible, Bahrain will help the Middle East and the Arab world gain a stronger voice as an advocate for global justice, and help make the ICC a truly effective, and genuinely international mechanism for justice and peace.
Take action now!
Support CICC’s appeal by sending letters by mail, email and/or fax urging the Kingdom of Bahrain to ratify the Rome Statute and implement it into national law.
You might like to use the sample letter below as a guide. Sample letters are available below in English.
Send your letter to:
His Majesty King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa
His Excellency Shaikh Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa
Fax: + 973-1753 2839
His Excellency Shaikh Khalid Bin Ahmed Bin Mohamed Al-Khalifa
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Fax: + 973 1721 2603
His Excellency SHAIKH KHALID BIN ALI AL KHALIFA,
Minister of Justice and Islamic Affairs
Fax: + 973 1721 2603
+973 1753 1284
His Excellency Khalifa Ahmed Al-Dhahrani
President of House of Representatives
Fax: + 973 39 17 748 491
email: [email protected]
His Excellency Ali Saleh Al-Saleh
President of Shoura Council
Fax: + 973 17 715 715