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RI to ratify Rome Statute

  • Bagus BT Saragih and Margareth S. Aritonang

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, March 6 2013   /  10:43 am

The government is closer to finally ratifying the 1998 Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) amid accusations that party political motivation lies behind the timing of the ratification ahead of the 2014 elections.

A delegation of government officials and representatives of prominent Indonesian human rights groups led by Deputy Law and Human Rights Minister Denny Indrayana has been on a working visit to the Netherlands since Monday to meet with officials of relevant bodies in that country to study all the necessary processes required for the ratification.

“I believe these programs we have been holding in the Netherlands will significantly help the process,” he said on Tuesday via text message.

The former anticorruption activist, however, declined to answer when asked when exactly the government would begin the ratification process.

Denny an...