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The Coalition for the International Criminal Court calls on El Salvador to join the Rome Statute of the ICC as soon as possible.

The Coalition for the International Criminal Court calls on the governments of El Salvador to take the necessary measures to accede to the Rome Statute promptly.

In El Salvador, the Presidential office should enhance its efforts and submit the accession dossier to Parliament for debate in the near future.

To date, all South American and most Central American states have ratified the Rome Statute, with the exception of El Salvador and Nicaragua. It is time for El Salvador to join the 122 States Parties to the Rome Statute and reaffirm its commitment to international justice.

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Urge El Salvador to join the Rome Statute as soon as possible!

You might like to use the following letters for each country 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.

El Salvador

Write a letter to His Excellency, Mauricio Funes, to encourage his government to accede to the Rome Statute of the ICC.

Sample letter:


Your Excellency,


I am writing to respectfully urge your government to take the necessary measures so as to ensure prompt accession to the Rome Statute, the founding treaty of the International Criminal Court. I therefore request for the Presidential Office to submit the accession dossier to Parliament at your earliest convenience.

This year marks the 15th anniversary of the adoption of the Rome Statute, which, to date, has been ratified by 122 states, including all states in South America and most Latin American states. While acknowledging the steps that have been taken from within the Executive in order to move forward with the accession process, I strongly encourage you to gear your efforts toward the conclusion of such process.

In particular, I would like to congratulate you on your recent announcement made during the 68th General Assembly of the United Nations in which you stated your government’s plans toward the establishment of a national reparations program, which would include the ratification of several human rights treaties. In this regard, I trust that you will consider the inclusion of the Rome Statute among these treaties.

Your Excellency, as the Court enters its second decade of functioning, it has shown to be a historic institution and a valuable mechanism in international justice, therefore contributing to more just, secure and peaceful societies. The role played by Latin American states within the Rome Statute system has been instrumental, and I am confident that El Salvador will join such system in the near future.



Sincerely,

Send your letter to:

S.E. Lic. Carlos Mauricio Funes Cartagena
Presidente de la República
Address: Alameda Dr. Manuel Enrique Araujo, No. 5500
San Salvador, El Salvador
Fax: (+503) 2248-9000
Email: [email protected]

S.E. Sr. Jaime Alfredo Miranda Flamenco
Ministro de Relaciones Exteriores
Address: Calle El Pedregal, Blvd. Cancillería.
Ciudad Merliot, Antiguo Cuscatlan
El Salvador
Tel: 972-2-6708511
Fax: (+503) 2289-8016
Email: [email protected]

S.E. Emb. Carlos Enrique García González
Representante Permanente de la Misión de El Salvador ante la ONU
Address: 46 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016
Fax: (212) 725-3467
Email: [email protected]
NGO Letters, Papers, Reports, and Statements
Author Date and Title
CICC
01 Oct 2013
Letter to the president of El Salvador
NGO Media Statements
Author Date and Title
CICC
17 Oct 2013
El Salvador Must Take the Necessary Measures to Join the International Criminal Court