17 Nov 2023 16:35

Armenia to join International Criminal Court on Feb 1, 2024

YEREVAN. Nov 17 (Interfax) - Armenia will formally become a member of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on February 1, 2024, the ICC said in a statement.

"On November 14, 2023, the Republic of Armenia formally deposited the instrument of ratification of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC). The Statute will enter into force for Armenia on 1 February 2024," the ICC said.

Armenia will become the 124th State Party to join the Statute, and the 19th state from the Eastern European group to do so, it said.

The Armenian parliament ratified the Rome Statute with 60 votes in favor, while 22 MPs voted against and none abstained. Armenian President Vahagn Khachaturyan signed the bill into law on October 13.