State Party: yes
Date signed: Dec. 18, 1998
Date ratified: July 7, 2000

National Legislation

Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Act (2000)
Extradition Act 1999, c.18
Criminal Code
Schedule B Constitution Act, 1982 (79) - Canadian charter of rights and freedoms
Immigration and Refugee Protection Act 2001, c. 27
Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Act R.S., 1985, c. 30 (4th Supp.)
State Immunity Act Chapter S-18
Witness Protection Program Act 1996, c. 15
International Criminal Court Privileges and Immunities Order


Canada ratified the Rome Statute in 2000. The obligations contained in the Rome Statute are implemented into national law by the Extradition Act 1999 and the Crimes against Humanity and War Crimes Act 2000. The Extradition Act applies to all requests for arrest and surrender, whether such requests come from a state or from the ICC. It is detailed in its implementation of the required treatment of requests for arrest and surrender. However, it should be recalled that the provisions of the Extradition Act often apply differently when the request is made by the ICC as compared to when it is made by a State. The Crimes against Humanity and War Crimes Act criminalises all international crimes known at customary international law, which include, but are not limited to, the crimes listed in the Rome Statute. The set of crimes that may be prosecuted under the Act is therefore wider than that which may be prosecuted under the Rome Statute.


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