Legal expert: M'sia can only withdraw from Rome Statute after a year

Susan Loone

Modified 5 Apr 2019, 11:54 am

Malaysia can only withdraw from the Rome Statute after one year of its ratification, said former chair of the Asean Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights Edmund Bon.

Bon said Article 127 of the Rome Statute states that a state party may withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) by giving written notice to the secretary-general of the United Nations. The withdrawal would then take effect after one year of the receipt of the notification...

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