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Rome Statute   Colombia signed the Rome Statute on 10 December 1998, ratified on 5 August 2002, becoming the 77th State Party. Upon ratifying, Colombia made a declaration not accepting the ICC's jurisdiction with respect to war crimes, as provided for under art. 124 of the RS.
Agreement on Privileges and Immunities On 15 April 2009, Colombia deposited its instrument of ratification to the Agreement on the Privileges and Immunities of the ICC.
Bilateral Immunity Agreement Signed BIA agreement on September 16, 2003. The pact is considered an executive agreement.
Implementing Legislation Colombian criminal law already encompasses most of the crimes covered by the Rome Statute. However, some provisions should be revised. The MFA has indicated that it is in the process of finalizing an ICC cooperation bill to be sent to Congress for approval.
Membership Friends of the ICC, OAS (Organization of American States), Rio Group
Country Updates
Conference Reports and Declarations
Author Title Date
Latin American NGOs
9108|9109 03 Oct 2008
Enacted Legislation
Author Date and Title
Corte Constitucional
26 Nov 2008
LEY 1180 de aprobación del “Acuerdo sobre los Privilegios e Inmunidades de la Corte Penal Internacional”
Poder Ejecutivo
02 Aug 2002
Declaraciones realizadas por el Estado Colombiano al momento del deposito de instrumentos de ratificación del Estatuto de Roma
Poder Legislativo nacional
01 Aug 2001
Debate sobre el Estatuto de Roma
Government and Inter-governmental Documents
Author Date and Title
Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, México, Panamá, Paraguay, Perú, Uruguay, Venezu
18 July 2013
Communiqué on the occasion of the Day of International Criminal Justice
EU
03 Feb 2012
Statement by the Spokesperson of the High Representative Catherine Ashton on the terrorist attacks in Colombia
Colombia
Dec 2011
Statement made during the 10th Assembly of States Parties- Colombia
EU
29 Nov 2011
Statement by HR Ashton on the murder of hostages by the FARC in Colombia
Corte Suprema de Justicia
04 May 2011
Caso Gustavo Amaya Ruiz
Presidency Press Secretary
06 Dec 2010
Remarks by the President of the Republic of Colombia, Santos, at the ninth session of the ASP
Colombia
31 May 2010
Colombia participará en Conferencia de Revisión de la Corte Penal Internacional, en África (in Spanish)
ICC Statements and Reports
Author Date and Title
Fiscalía de la CPI
Dec 2013
Informe sobre Exámenes Preliminares 2013 - Honduras y Colombia
OTP
19 Apr 2013
ICC Office of the Prosecutor concludes visit to Colombia
OTP
Nov 2012
OTP Interim Report on the Situation in Colombia
NGO Letters, Papers, Reports, and Statements
Author Date and Title
HRW
08 July 2014
Colombia: Withdraw Military Jurisdiction Expansion Bill
AMICC
19 June 2014
The Court’s Role in Promoting Accountability in Colombia’s Transitional Justice Framework
ICTJ
11 June 2014
In Colombia, Women Affected by Conflict are Agents of Social Change
COALICO
09 June 2014
Informe sobre violencia sexual contra niñas y niños en Colombia será presentado en la Cumbre Global para Eliminar la Violencia Sexual en los Conflictos Armados
ICTJ
05 June 2014
Colombia at a Crossroads: The Impact of Presidential Elections on the Peace Process
Amanda Klasing, Human Rights Watch
14 May 2014
Dispatches: A Victory for Colombia’s Sexual Violence Victims
International Crisis Group
26 Feb 2014
Left in the Cold? The ELN and Colombia’s Peace Talks
NGO Media Statements
Author Date and Title
Amnesty International
09 June 2014
Historic Colombia-FARC declaration fails to guarantee victims’ right to justice
Amnesty International
30 Apr 2014
Colombia: Presidential candidates must champion human rights
Amnesty International
25 Mar 2014
Colombia: Peace talks fail to stop human rights abuses ahead of UN review
Human Rights Watch
20 Mar 2014
Colombia: Disappearances Plague Major Port
COALICO
07 Mar 2014
Comunicado público: Consejo de Seguridad de Naciones Unidas adopta Resolución sobre protección de escuelas en el conflicto armado
International Crisis Group
26 Feb 2014
Left in the Cold? The ELN and Colombia’s Peace Talks
CICC
12 Feb 2014
Use of Child Soldiers in CAR Underlines Urgent Need for Accountability
COALICO
12 Feb 2014
En la construcción de la paz, los niños y las niñas deben ser prioridad
COALICO
19 Nov 2013
Comunicado Público: La paz comienza con los niños, niñas y adolescentes
Amnesty International
24 Oct 2013
Colombia: Court throws out retrograde military justice reform
Human Rights Watch
17 Sept 2013
Colombia: Victims Face Reprisals for Reclaiming Land
FIDH
14 Sept 2013
On the third anniversary of the detention of renowned Colombian human rights defender David Ravelo Crespo, International organisations express concern
Amnesty International
29 Aug 2013
Enforced disappearances still an appalling reality in the Americas
International Crisis Group
29 Aug 2013
Transitional Justice and Colombia’s Peace Talks
HRW
18 June 2013
Colombia: Military Justice Law a Blow to Human Rights
Human Rights Watch
18 June 2013
Human Rights Watch called the passage of Colombia’s military reform law a major setback for human rights in the country
FIDH
17 June 2013
FIDH published an open letter to Colombia’s congress expressing concern over the impending military justice reform law
Amnesty International
07 June 2013
Paramilitary plan to kill human rights activist exposed in Colombia
Amnesty International
26 Feb 2013
Colombia: Human rights activist’s controversial death amid wave of threats
Human Rights Watch
20 Feb 2013
Colombia: Landmark Ruling for Land Restitution
COALICO
12 Feb 2013
Comunicado Público: Niñas y niños deben ser prioridad en la agenda para la paz de Colombia
FIDH
14 Dec 2012
Reform of the military justice system opens the door for the intervention of the International Criminal Court
FIDH
10 Dec 2012
Colombia: International Organisations express grave concerns at the irregularities in the judicial process leading to the conviction of David Ravelo Crespo, Colombian human rights defender
Women's Initiatives for Gender Justice
07 Dec 2012
Statement in support of the Liga de Mujeres Desplazadas
Amnesty International
06 Dec 2012
Colombia: Reform will boost impunity for military and police human rights abusers
FIDH
15 Nov 2012
Last warning by International Criminal Court
Human Rights Watch
14 Nov 2012
Colombia: Obstacles to Care for Abused, Displaced Women
ASF
17 Oct 2012
Colombia: No peace without justice
ECCHR, CAJAR and CUT
09 Oct 2012
ECCHR, CAJAR and CUT submit communication to the OTP requesting action on violence against trade unionists as human rights defenders
International Crisis Group
25 Sept 2012
Colombia: Peace at Last?
Human Rights Watch
06 Sept 2012
Colombia: Magistrate’s Resignation a Loss for Justice
Human Rights Watch
28 Aug 2012
Colombia: Conviction for conflict-related rape and murders ‘a rare victory’
Amnesty International
15 Aug 2012
Colombia: Indigenous leader killed amid ongoing fighting in Cauca
FIDH
21 June 2012
The new Prosecutor of the ICC must open an investigation on extrajudicial killings committed by military personnel in Colombia between 2002 and 2008
Human Rights Watch
12 June 2012
Colombia: Fix Flaws in Transitional Justice Bill
International Crisis Group
08 June 2012
Dismantling Colombia’s New Illegal Armed Groups: Lessons from a Surrender
Human Rights Watch
31 May 2012
Colombia: Amend “Legal Framework for Peace” Bill
FIDH
29 May 2012
FIDH and the Coordinación Colombia Europa Estados Unidos call upon the ICC Prosecutor to open an investigation into crimes against humanity committed in Colombia
Amnesty International
16 May 2012
Colombia: Bogotá bomb attack 'reprehensible'
Amnesty International UK
03 Apr 2012
Colombia: FARC must go further and end all kidnapping
Amnesty International
27 Feb 2012
Colombia: FARC urged to end all kidnapping
Amnesty International
21 Feb 2012
Campaigners to ‘jam faxes’ in support of Colombia peace community
Human Rights Watch
03 Feb 2012
Colombia: Investigate Bomb Attacks in Southwest
Human Rights Watch
29 Nov 2011
Colombia: FARC’s Killing of Captives a War Crime
Amnesty International
28 Nov 2011
Colombia: ‘War crime’ concerns over killing of captives
HRW
28 Nov 2011
Colombia: FARC’s Killing of Captives a War Crime
International Crisis Group
31 Oct 2011
Moving Beyond Easy Wins: Colombia’s Borders
Amnesty International
21 Sept 2011
Colombian Authorities Fail Survivors of Sexual Violence
Comision Colombiana de Juristas
16 June 2011
Observaciones Sobre la Ley de Victimas
Comisión Colombiana de Juristas
19 May 2011
Representantes de ONG se entrevistan con el Presidente de la Corte Penal Internacional
CCJ
31 May 2010
Estados Partes del Estatuto de Roma de la Corte Penal Internacional se reúnen para evaluar los primeros siete años de vigencia de este tribunal internacional (in Spanish)
FIDH
29 June 2005
Comunicación al Fiscal de la Corte Penal Internacional
FIDH
29 June 2005
Comunicación al Fiscal de la Corte Penal Internacional
FIDH
04 Sept 2004
La Corte penal internacional: un nuevo instrumento de lucha contra la impunidad
Defensoria del Pueblo/ Comision Colombiana de Juristas
10 Apr 2002
Corte Penal Internacional Nace en Proximo Jueves 11 de Abril en Nueva York
UN Reports, Resolutions, and Statements
Author Date and Title
Oficina del Alto Comisionado de las Naciones Unidas para los Derechos Humanos en Colombia
23 July 2013
Pronunciamiento Público de OHCHR en Colombia sobre las FARC y el DIH
Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
19 July 2013
Press statement. High Commissioner’s Mission to Colombia (16-19 July 2013)