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

El Salvador and Nicaragua

The Coalition for the International Criminal Court calls on the governments of El Salvador and Nicaragua to adopt the necessary measures to accede to the Rome Statute of the ICC at its earliest convenience. Following Guatemala’s accession to the Statute on 2 April 2012, 121 states have now joined the ICC, among them 16 Latin American nations. The time has come for all Latin American states to complete their accession processes and allow for the region’s full representation at the ICC.

El Salvador and Nicaragua have taken some important steps in the path toward accession or implementation of the Statute, but stronger actions are needed in order to reinforce their support to international justice.

Take Action Now!

Write a letter to the Presidents of El Salvador and Nicaragua and urge them to accede to 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.

Write a letter to H.E. Mr. Mauricio Funes, president of El Salvador and H.E. Mr. Daniel Ortega, president of Nicaragua, , to encourage their governments to accede to the Rome Statute of the ICC.


Sample letter

Your Excellency,

I am writing to respectfully call on your government to take the necessary steps to accede to the Rome Statute as soon as possible. Despite some developments carried out in terms of the implementation or accession processes to the Statute, obstacles to said processes, both in El Salvador and Nicaragua, result in an uncertain prospect for accession to the treaty in the near future.

To date, 121 States have joined the ICC, after Guatemala deposited its accession instrument on 2 April 2012. I encourage your government to take similar measures and bring the Latin America region closer to a full representation at the ICC. As 2012 draws to a close, I urge you to take the necessary means to join the global fights against impunity.

Your Excellency, 2012 will be remembered as a landmark year in International Justice, as it marks the tenth anniversary of the entry into force of the Rome Statute. In addition, this year has witnessed the conclusion of the first case ever brought to the Court, which resulted in the conviction of Tomas Lubanga, a Congolese national, for the recruitment of child soldiers. With 7 ongoing investigations, 8 situations under preliminary examination, 22 arrest warrants and 9 summonses to appear already issued, as well as two ongoing trials against three individuals, the ICC continues to move forward in its task of investigating and prosecuting those suspected of having committed the most heinous international crimes, as well as ensuring due reparations to victims.

These important achievements would not have been made possible without the support and cooperation of States Parties to the Statute. I trust that your country can join the increasing number of nations that have made a firm commitment to international justice.

Sincerely,

Send your letter to:

H.E. Mr. Mauricio Funes
President of El Salvador
Alameda Dr. Manuel Enrique Araujo, No. 5500
San Salvador, El Salvador
Fax: (+503) 2248-9000
Email: [email protected]

M.P. Mr. Sigfrido Reyes
President of the Legislative Assembly
Asamblea Legislativa
Centro de Gobierno
San Salvador, El Salvador
Fax: (+503) 2281 9812
Email: [email protected]

H.E. Mr. Hugo Roger Martínez Bonilla
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Calle El Pedregal, Blvd. Cancillería.
Ciudad Merliot, Antiguo Cuscatlan
El Salvador
Fax: (+503) 2289-8016

H.E. Amb. Joaquín Alexander Maza Martelli
Permanent Representative to the United Nations
46 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016
Fax: (212) 725-3467
Email: [email protected]

Nicaragua

H.E. Mr. José Daniel Ortega Saavedra
President

H.E. Mr. Samuel Santos López
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Del Antiguo Cine González 1 c. al Sur sobre Avenida Bolívar. Managua
Teléfono: (505) 244-8000 / 8007
Fax: (505) 228-5102, 228-5103, 222-4025

H.E. Amb. Maria Rubiales de Chamorro
Permanente Representative to the United Nations
820 Second Avenue, 8th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10017
Tel: (212) 490-7997
Fax: (212) 286-0815
Email: [email protected]

Mr. René Núñez Téllez
President of the National Assembly
Tel: (5052) 276 84 72/ 276 84 82
Fax: (5052) 228 10 21
Email: [email protected]
NGO Letters, Papers, Reports, and Statements
Author Date and Title
CICC
05 Nov 2012
Letter to President of Nicaragua
CICC
05 Nov 2012
Letter to President of El Salvador
NGO Media Statements
Author Date and Title
CICC
08 Nov 2012
El SALVADOR AND NICARAGUA MUST CONSOLIDATE THEIR COMMITMENT TO INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE