Bolivia

On 9 September 2020, the ICC announced the preliminary examination on crimes allegedly committed in the territory of Bolivia in August 2020 after receiving a referral from the Government of Bolivia.
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On 27 June 2002, the Plurinational State of Bolivia ("Bolivia") deposited its instrument of ratification of the Rome Statute. On 4 September 2020, the Office of the Prosecutor of the ICC received a referral from the Government of Bolivia regarding the situation in its own territory. It has been alleged that members of the political party Movimiento al Socialismo and associated organisations engaged in a course of conduct pursuant to an organisational policy to attack the Bolivian population by coordinating blockades at various points throughout the country that connected different cities in order to prevent the free passage of convoys, transport and communications. On 9 September 2020, the preliminary examination on crimes allegedly committed in the territory of Bolivia in August 2020 was announced.
ICC situation

The preliminary examination of the situation in Bolivia was announced on 9 September 2020. It is focused on the allegations of crimes against humanity committed in the territory of this State Party in August 2020. According to the referral made by Bolivia, in August 2020, members of political party Movimiento al Socialismo and associated organizations engaged in a course of conduct pursuant to an organizational policy to attack the Bolivian population by coordinating hundreds of blockades throughout the country to prevent the passage of convoys, transport and communications in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Bolivia requested the Prosecutor to initiate an investigation with the view to determining whether one or more persons should be charged with the commission of such crimes.

The OTP intends to conclude its assessment of subject matter jurisdiction in the first half of 2021 in order to determine whether there is a basis to proceed to an admissibility assessment.

On 15 September 2020, the Presidency assigned the situation in Bolivia to Pre-Trial Chamber III. 

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Rome statute status: 
Ratified/acceded (ICC member state)
Agreement on Privileges an Immunities of the ICC
Ratified
Crime of agression
Ratified
27 June 2002
10 December 2020
20 January 2006
Article 8
Not ratified