THE HAGUE, April 1. /TASS/. Palestine has become a full-fledged member of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Wednesday.
Palestinian envoy to the UN Riyad Mansour handed the documents on joining the Rome Statute of the International Criminal court to ICC secretariat on January 2, 2015. "In accordance with the rules of the International Criminal Court, the document enters into force on the first day of the month that follows the month when 60 days have passed from filing the signed application," ICC Chief of Public Information and Outreach Sonia Robla told TASS. "In this case, it’s April 1," she added.
The Rome Statute was adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1998 and entered into force in 2002.