Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, 1998
 
Abstract
 
    The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court was adopted by the United Nations Diplomatic Conference of Pleinpotentiaries on the Establishment of an International Criminal Court, on 17 July 1998. Under article 125, the Statute is to remain open for signature in Rome until 17 October 1998, after which it will remain open for signature at the United Nations Headquarters in New York until 31 December 2000.

    In Resolution F, included in the Final Act of the United Nations Diplomatic Conference of Pleinpotentiaries on the Establishment of an International Criminal Court, the Diplomatic Conference established a Preparatory Commission, consisting of representatives of States which signed the Final Act, as well as of those which were invited to participate in the Conference. The Commission is to prepare proposals regarding the  practical arrangements for the establishment and coming into operation of the Court.

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