Malaysian Foreign Minister Signed for the Accession to the International Criminal Court
To show its commitment to human rights and international law, Malaysia has acceded to the Rome statuette of the International Criminal CourtMarch 12th, 2019
Following the decision of the Cabinet during its meeting on 12 December 2018, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia, Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah signed the Instrument of Accession to the Rome Statute of ICC on 4 March 2019. The instrument was deposited to the Secretary-General of the United Nations on the same day.
On 15 February 2019, His Majesty the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong XVI Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah ibni Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Al-Musta’in Billah was informed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the decision of the Cabinet for Malaysia to accede to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.
As a responsible member of the international community, Malaysia stands firm by its belief in the rule of law and acknowledges ICC’s complimentary role to existing domestic laws. Malaysia’s accession to the Rome Statute reflects its commitment in combating international crimes for global peace, security and the protection of people and cultures around the world.