Group relaunched to urge Putrajaya to sign Rome Statute

Annabelle Lee

Modified 28 Aug 2019, 5:56 am

The Coalition for the International Criminal Court (ICC) has been relaunched in a bid to urge Putrajaya to consider signing the UN treaty again.

In conjunction with today’s event, the Malaysian Bar organised a public lecture by ICC judge Chung Chang-ho and a forum on the Rome Statute, which establishes the ICC.

In his opening address, Bar vice-president Roger Chan thanked Chung for travelling from his workplace in The Hague, Netherlands to shed light on the workings of the court.

“There is (a) huge misunderstanding about the Rome Statute of the ICC in the Asian region. Lectures such as these by Chung will assist in the understanding (of the court) and allay the misconceptions about the ICC,” he said at the Asian International Arbitration Centre in Kuala Lumpur...

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