June 28, 2011
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Tunisia joins the International Criminal Court
On 24th June 2011, Tunisia decided to join the International Criminal Court (ICC), becoming the first country of North Africa to join with this body. For Tunisia, the Statute will be into force the first September 2011.
This decision is very important considering the event happened recently in Tunisia, said the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon.
The ICC appreciated the decision of the Tunisia government to join the efforts of the international community to fight against the most international crimes, such as crime against humanity, crime of aggression, and menace to the international peace and security. Moreover, according to the ICC, the Tunisia accession highlights the essential role played by the Court in the context of international criminal justice.
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