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State Secretary Burian deposited the instruments of acceptance to the Kampala amendments to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, 28. 4. 2014

State Secretary Burian deposited the instruments of acceptance to the Kampala amendments to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, 28. 4. 2014

State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Peter Burian on 28 April 2014 deposited at the UN Headquarters in New York, the instruments of acceptance to the Kampala amendments to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.
At the ceremony the Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs and United Nations Legal Counsel Miguel de Serpa Soares, President of the Assembly of the States Parties of the Rome Statute Tiina Intelmann and Permanent Representative of the Principality of Liechtenstein to the UN and former President of the Assembly of the States Parties of the Rome Statute Christian Wenaweser were present.
The amendments adopted at the Review Conference in Uganda in 2010 extend the definition of war crimes by including the use of certain weapons during non-international armed conflict and establish the definition of the crime of aggression and the conditions for the exercise of jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court in relation thereto.
The Slovak Republic thus became 8th European Union country to ratify both the amendments. The amendments will enter into force for the Slovak Republic one year after the deposit of the instruments of acceptance. For the activation of the Court’s jurisdiction with regard to the crime of aggression 30 ratifications as well as the decision of two thirds majority of the States Parties to the Rome Statute adopted after 1 January 2017 are necessary.