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The Coalition for the International Criminal Court is calling on Bahrain, Morocco, Kiribati, Micronesia, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Tuvalu to ratify the Rome Statute of the ICC as soon as possible.

Twelve years after the adoption of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, Pacific states must take firm action to ratify the treaty. To date, eight states in the Pacific are parties to the Rome Statute: Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Zealand, Samoa and Vanuatu. Despite the region’s under-representation before the ICC, Pacific states continue to work toward fostering further ratifications in the region, as well as increasing efforts to implement the Rome Statute in their respective domestic legislation. The Coalition encourages all states in the Pacific that have yet to join the Court to take the necessary steps to promptly ratify or accede to the Rome Statute and join this new system of international justice.

In the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, increased accessions and ratifications would further strengthen the global voice at the Court and result in a more robust and meaningful creased accessions and ratifications of the Statute in participation in the worldwide effort to establish a truly fair, effective, and independent ICC.

The MENA region is the most underrepresented region at the ICC. The Arab League, consisting of 22 states, has only 4 states parties to the Rome Statute – the Comoros Islands, Djibouti, Jordan, and Tunisia. Though underrepresented, the MENA region has a growing interest in the fight against impunity and the Coalition today has around 250 active member organizations spread across almost every country in the region. Through its strengthened regional efforts targeting civil society, parliamentarians, governments, media, and others, the Coalition is pushing for an increased number of accessions and ratifications and full implementation of the Rome Statute in MENA countries.

The Coalition therefore appeals to Bahrain and Morocco to ratify the Rome Statute and to fully support this first permanent, independent court capable of investigating and bringing to justice individuals who commit the most serious violations of international law, namely war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide.

Take Action Now!

Urge Bahrain, Morocco, Kiribati, Micronesia, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Tuvalu to ratify the Rome Statute as soon as possible!
You might like to use the following letters for each region as a guide. Please be sure to “cc” all contacts below when sending your letters and also send a copy to us at [email protected]
Please note that any letter that you or anyone else outside the CICC Secretariat sends as part of this campaign should be written in an individual capacity or on behalf of your organization, not on behalf of the Coalition for the ICC. This policy should also be observed by members of national or regional coalitions of the CICC.

FOR THE PACIFIC
Your Excellency:

I am writing to you to respectfully call on your government to promptly ratify the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. With the recent accession to the Rome Statute by the Government of Vanuatu in December 2011, Pacific states continue to show their growing commitment toward the fight against impunity. While currently only eight of the sixteen Pacific states have joined the ICC, it is heartening to witness that efforts toward implementation of the Rome Statute among Pacific states continue to move forward. These include the enactment by Samoa in late 2007 of its ICC implementation Act and the drafting by Fiji of its own ICC implementation bill.

Your Excellency, the promotion of human rights is a core principle that has guided the paths of many Pacific nations. Particularly noteworthy is the recent inclusion of this principle within the Pacific Plan as enacted by the Pacific Islands Forum. The Rome Statute system, which operates on the basis of the principle of complementarity, allows national judicial systems to incorporate the promotion and protection of human rights as guided by the provisions of the Rome Statute, thus contributing toward the prevention of gross human rights violations.

Your Excellency, throughout its nine years of existence, the Court has proven its invaluable contribution to the international rule of law and the fight against impunity. The Court's current investigations in Uganda, Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan, Kenya, Libya and Cote d’Ivoire signify that it is moving forward in its crucial work to end impunity for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. Furthermore, its preliminary examinations in Afghanistan, Colombia, Palestine, Georgia, Nigeria, Honduras, Republic of Korea and Guinea are a clear manifestation of the wide scope of the Court's jurisdiction.

I urge your Excellency to use your good offices to ensure your country’s ratification of the Rome Statute as soon as possible.

Sincerely,


Send your letter to:

Kiribati
H.E. Mr. Anote Tong
President and Minister of Foreign Affairs
Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Trade
Post Office Box 68
Bairiki
Tarawa, Republic of Kiribati
Fax: +686 21466 /+686 21145

H.E. Mrs. Teima Onorio
Vice President and Minister of Commerce, Industry and Co-operatives
Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Co-operatives
POB 510
Betio
Tarawa, Republic of Kiribati
Fax: +686 26233

Micronesia
H.E. Mr. Emanuel Mori, President of the Federated States of Micronesia
Office of the President
PS53, Palikir, Pohnpei State, FM 96941
Federated States of Micronesia
Fax: (691) 320-2785

The Hon. Lorin S. Robert, Minister of Foreign Affairs
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
P.O. Box PS-123
Palikir, Pohnpei FM 96941
Federated States of Micronesia
Fax: (691) 320-2933

The Hon. Mr. Maketo Robert, Minister of Justice
Ministry of Justice
PS105, Palikir, Pohnpei State, FM 96941
Federated States of Micronesia
Fax: (691) 320-2234

H.E. Ms. Jane J. Chigiyal, Permanent Representative to the UN
Permanent Mission of the Federated States of Micronesia
820 Second Avenue, Suite 17A
New York, NY 10017
Fax: (212) 697-8295

Niue
The Hon. Toke Tufukia Talagi, Premier & Chairman of Cabinet
PO Box 40, Alofi, NIUE
Fax: (683) 4232

The Hon. Halene Kupa Magatogia, Minister of Justice
Ministry of Justice
PO Box 75
Alofi, NIUE
Fax: (683) 4231

H.E. President Ahohiva Levi, Head of the Legislative Assembly
Assembly Chambers
P.O. Box 40
Fale Fono, Alofi, NIUE
Fax: (+683) 4344

Palau
H.E Johnson Toribiong, President
Office of the President
P.O. Box 100
Koror, Republic of Palau
Fax: (680) 488 1662

The Hon. Johnny C. Gibbons, Minister of Justice
Ministry of Justice
PO Box 100
Madalaii, Republic of Palau
Fax: (680) 488-4567

H.E. Mr. Stuart Beck, Permanent Representative to the UN
Permanent Mission of the Republic of Palau to the United Nations
866 United Nations Plaza, Suite 575
New York, NY 10017
Fax: (212) 813-0317
Email: [email protected]

Papua New Guinea
The Hon. Peter O Neill, Prime Minister
Office of the Prime Minister
PO Box 6605
Boroko, Papua New Guinea
Fax: (675) 27 6540

The Hon. Rigo MP Ano Pala, Minister of Justice
Department of Justice and Attorney General
P.O. Box 591, WAIGANI, NCD
Papua New Guinea
Fax: (675)323 3661
[email protected]
[email protected]

H.E. Mr. Robert Guba Aisi, Permanent Representative to the UN
Permanent Mission of Papua New Guinea to the UN
201 East 42nd Street, Suite 2411
New York, NY 10017
Fax: (212) 557-5009
[email protected]

Solomon Islands
H.E. Mr. Danny Philip, Prime Minister
Office of the Prime Minister
POB G1
Honiara, Solomon Islands
Fax: (677) 28649

The Hon. Peter Shanel Agovaka, Minister of Foreign Affairs
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Relations
P. O. Box G10, Honiara, Solomon Islands
Fax: (677) 20-351

The Hon. Laurie Chan, Minister of Justice
Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs
P.O. Box G404
Honiara
Solomon Islands
Fax: (677) 28 423/ (677) 2 2148

H.E. Mr. Collin D. Beck, Permanent Representative to the UN
Permanent Mission of Solomon Islands to the United Nations
800 Second Avenue, Suite 400L
New York, NY 10017
Fax: (212) 661-8925
Email: [email protected]

Tonga
Lord Tu'ivakano, Prime Minister
1st Floor,Otto Sanft & Sons Building,
Western Corner of Taufa'ahau Road and Wellington Road,
Nuku'alofa.
P.O. Box 1380, Nuku'alofa,
Kingdom of Tonga
Email: [email protected]
Fax: +676 24861

H.E. Mr. Sonatane Tu’akinamolahi Taumoepeau-Tupou, Permanent Representative to the UN
Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of Tonga to the United Nations
250 East 51st Street
New York, NY 10022
Tel: (917) 369-1025
Fax: (917) 369-1024
Email: [email protected]

Tuvalu
H.E. Mr. Willie TELAVI, Prime Minister
Office of the Prime Minister
Private Mail Bag
Vaiaku
Funafuti
Fax: (+688) 20101, (+688) 20100

The Hon Apisai Ielemia, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Trade, Tourism, Environment, and Labour
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Vaiaku
Funafuti
Fax: (688) 20820

H.E. Mr. Afelee F. Pita, Permanent Representative of Tuvalu to the United Nations
Permanent Mission of Tuvalu to the United Nations
800 Second Avenue, Suite 400D
New York, NY 10017
Fax: (212) 810-4435, 808-4975
Email: [email protected]


Bahrain

Write a letter to the King of Bahrain to encourage him to ratify to the Rome Statute of the ICC and APIC.

Your Majesty:

I am writing to urge you to ensure the Bahrain’s ratification of the Rome Statute of the ICC as soon as possible.

The Coalition commends Bahrain for signing the Rome Statute of the ICC on 11 December 2000, soon after the Treaty was finalized on 17 July 1998. As you well know, the Rome Statute came into force in July 2002 and now has the support of more than half of the world’s nations. With Vanuatu’s accession to the Rome Statute on 2 December 2011, 120 states have now acceded to or ratified the treaty. Continuing to secure universal acceptance of the Court remains an important objective that will ensure that the ICC is able to operate effectively.

Your Excellency, throughout its nine years of existence, the Court has proven its invaluable contribution to the international rule of law and the fight against impunity. The Court's current investigations in Uganda, Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan, Kenya, Libya and Cote d’Ivoire signify that it is moving forward in its crucial work to end impunity for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. Furthermore, its preliminary examinations in Afghanistan, Colombia, Palestine, Georgia, Nigeria, Honduras, Republic of Korea and Guinea are a clear manifestation of the wide scope of the Court's jurisdiction.

I urge your Excellency to use your good offices to ensure your country’s ratification of the Rome Statute as soon as possible.

Send your letters to:

H.M. Sheikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa
King of Bahrain
Office of His Majesty the King
PO Box 555
Rifa’a Palace, Al Manama, Bahrain
Fax: +973 176 64 587

H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa
Prime Minister of Bahrain
Office of the Prime Minister
PO Box 1000
Al Manama, Bahrain
Tel: +973 1 720 0000
Fax: +973 175 33 033

H.E. Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifah
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
P.O. Box 547
Government Road
Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain
Tel: +973 1 722 7555
Fax: +973 1 721 2603
Web: http://www.mofa.gov.bh

H.E. Sheikh Khalid bin Ali bin Abdullah Al Khalifa
Minister of Justice and Islamic Affairs
Ministry of Justice and Islamic Affairs
P.O. Box 13
Al Manama, Bahrain
or
PO Box 450
Diplomatic Area, Al Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain
Tel: +973 1 751 3000/ 1 781 2812
Fax: +973 1 753 6343/ 1 781 2801
Web: http://www.moj.gov.bh/

H.E. Mr. Jamal Fares Alrowaiei
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Permanent Mission of Bahrain to the United Nations
866 Second Avenue, 14th and 15th Floors
New York, NY 10017
Tel: +1 212 223 6200
Fax: +1 212 319 0687/223-6206
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://www.mofa.gov.bh/Default.aspx?tabid=3307


. Morocco

Write a letter to the King of Morocco to encourage him to ratify to the Rome Statute of the ICC and APIC.
Your Majesty:

I am writing to urge you to ensure the Morocco’s ratification of the Rome Statute of the ICC as soon as possible.

The Coalition commends Morocco for signing the Rome Statute of the ICC on 8 September 2000, soon after the Treaty was finalized on 17 July 1998. As you well know, the Rome Statute came into force in July 2002 and now has the support of more than half of the world’s nations. With Vanuatu’s accession to the Rome Statute on 2 December 2011, 120 states have now acceded to or ratified the treaty. Continuing to secure universal acceptance of the Court remains an important objective that will ensure that the ICC is able to operate effectively.

Your Excellency, throughout its nine years of existence, the Court has proven its invaluable contribution to the international rule of law and the fight against impunity. The Court's current investigations in Uganda, Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan, Kenya, Libya and Cote d’Ivoire signify that it is moving forward in its crucial work to end impunity for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. Furthermore, its preliminary examinations in Afghanistan, Colombia, Palestine, Georgia, Nigeria, Honduras, Republic of Korea and Guinea are a clear manifestation of the wide scope of the Court's jurisdiction.
I urge your Excellency to use your good offices to ensure your country’s ratification of the Rome Statute as soon as possible.

Sincerely,

Send your letters to:

His Majesty King Mohamed VI
King of Morocco
Bureau de Sa Majesté le Roi
Palais Royal
Rabat, Kingdom of Morocco
Fax: +212 5 37 76 85 15/73 07 72
Web: http://www.maroc.ma/portailinst/Ar

H.E. Mr. Abdelilah Benkirane
Prime Minister
Office of the Prime Minister
Palais Royalm Touarga
Rabat, Morocco
Tel: +212 5 37 77 47 77/+212 5 37 76 38 04/17 63
Fax: +212 5 37 76 17 77/99 95/86 56
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.pm.gov.ma

H.E. Mr. Saad-Eddine El Othmani
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Avenue Franklin Roosevelt, Rabat, Morocco
Tel: +212 5 37 76 11 23/15 83/21 95
Fax: +212 5 37 76 55 08/46 79
Email: [email protected], [email protected]
Web: http://www.maec.gov.ma/

H.E. Mr. Mustafa Ramid
Minister of Justice and Liberties
Ministry of Justice and Liberties
Place Mamounia, Rabat, Morocco
Tel: +212 5 37 73 44 68/ 28 83
Fax: +212 5 37 72 37 10/47 25
Web: http://www.justice.gov.ma/

H.E. Mr. Mohammed Loulichki
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of Morocco to the UN
866 Second Ave, 6th and 7th Floors
New York, NY 10017
Tel: +1 212 421 1580
Fax: +1 212 980 1512/421 7826
Email: [email protected]

Web: www.morocco-un.org/
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