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Field Listing :: International law organization participation
This entry includes information on a country's acceptance of jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and of the International Criminal Court (ICCt); 59 countries have accepted ICJ jurisdiction with reservations and 11 have accepted ICJ jurisdiction without reservations; 122 countries have accepted ICCt jurisdiction. Appendix B: International Organizations and Groups explains the differing mandates of the ICJ and ICCt.
By Country Listing of the values for the International law organization participation field
Country International law organization participation
Afghanistan
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Albania
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Algeria
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; non-party state to the ICCt
Andorra
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Angola
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; non-party state to the ICCt
Antigua and Barbuda
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Argentina
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Armenia
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; non-party state to the ICCt
Australia
accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Austria
accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Azerbaijan
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; non-party state to the ICCt
Bahamas, The
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; non-party state to the ICCt
Bahrain
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; non-party state to the ICCt
Bangladesh
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Barbados
accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Belarus
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; non-party state to the ICCt
Belgium
accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Belize
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Benin
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Bermuda
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; non-party state to the ICCt
Bhutan
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; non-party state to the ICCt
Bolivia
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Bosnia and Herzegovina
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Botswana
accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Brazil
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Brunei
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; non-party state to the ICCt
Bulgaria
accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Burkina Faso
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Burma
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; non-party state to the ICCt
Burundi
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; withdrew from ICCt in October 2017
Cabo Verde
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Cambodia
accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Cameroon
accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction; non-party state to the ICCt
Canada
accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Central African Republic
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Chad
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Chile
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
China
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; non-party state to the ICCt
Colombia
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Comoros
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Congo, Democratic Republic of the
accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Congo, Republic of the
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Cook Islands
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration (New Zealand normally retains responsibility for external affairs); accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Costa Rica
accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Cote d'Ivoire
accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Croatia
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Cuba
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; non-party state to the ICCt
Cyprus
accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Czechia
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Denmark
accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Djibouti
accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Dominica
accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Dominican Republic
accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Ecuador
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Egypt
accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations; non-party state to the ICCt
El Salvador
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; non-party state to the ICCt
Equatorial Guinea
accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Eritrea
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; non-party state to the ICCt
Estonia
accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Eswatini
accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations; non-party state to the ICCt
Ethiopia
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; non-party state to the ICCt
Fiji
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Finland
accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
France
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Gabon
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Gambia, The
accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Georgia
accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Germany
accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Ghana
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Greece
accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Grenada
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Guatemala
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Guinea
accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Guinea-Bissau
accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction; non-party state to the ICCt
Guyana
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Haiti
accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction; non-party state to the ICCt
Holy See (Vatican City)
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; non-party state to the ICCt
Honduras
accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Hungary
accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Iceland
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
India
accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations; non-party state to the ICCt
Indonesia
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; non-party state to the ICCt
Iran
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; non-party state to the ICCt
Iraq
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; non-party state to the ICCt
Ireland
accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Israel
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; withdrew acceptance of International Criminal Court jurisdiction in 2002
Italy
accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Jamaica
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; non-party state to the ICCt
Japan
accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Jordan
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Kazakhstan
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; non-party state to the ICCt
Kenya
accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Kiribati
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; non-party state to the ICCt
Korea, North
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; non-party state to the ICCt
Korea, South
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Kosovo
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; non-party state to the ICCt
Kuwait
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; non-party state to the ICCt
Kyrgyzstan
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; non-party state to the ICCt
Laos
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; non-party state to the ICCt
Latvia
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Lebanon
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; non-party state to the ICCt
Lesotho
accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Liberia
accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Libya
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; non-party state to the ICCt
Liechtenstein
accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Lithuania
accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Luxembourg
accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Madagascar
accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Malawi
accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Malaysia
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; non-party state to the ICCt
Maldives
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Mali
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Malta
accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Marshall Islands
accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Mauritania
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; non-party state to the ICCt
Mauritius
accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Mexico
accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Micronesia, Federated States of
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; non-party state to the ICCt
Moldova
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Monaco
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; non-party state to the ICCt
Mongolia
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Montenegro
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Morocco
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; non-party state to the ICCt
Mozambique
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; non-party state to the ICCt
Namibia
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Nauru
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Nepal
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; non-party state to the ICCt
Netherlands
accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
New Zealand
accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Nicaragua
accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations; non-party state to the ICCt
Niger
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Nigeria
accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
North Macedonia
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Norway
accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations; accepts ICCt jurisdiction, but plans in place to withdraw in March 2019
Oman
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; non-party state to the ICCt
Pakistan
accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations; non-party state to the ICCt
Palau
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; non-party state to the ICCt
Panama
accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Papua New Guinea
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; non-party state to the ICCt
Paraguay
accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Peru
accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Philippines
accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Poland
accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Portugal
accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Qatar
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; non-party state to the ICCt
Romania
accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Russia
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; non-party state to the ICCt
Rwanda
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; non-party state to the ICCt
Saint Kitts and Nevis
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Saint Lucia
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Samoa
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
San Marino
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Sao Tome and Principe
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; non-party state to the ICCt
Saudi Arabia
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; non-party state to the ICCt
Senegal
accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Serbia
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Seychelles
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Sierra Leone
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Singapore
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; non-party state to the ICCt
Slovakia
accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Slovenia
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Solomon Islands
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; non-party state to the ICCt
Somalia
accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations; non-party state to the ICCt
South Africa
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Spain
accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Sri Lanka
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; non-party state to the ICCt
Sudan
accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations; withdrew acceptance of ICCt jurisdiction in 2008
Suriname
accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Sweden
accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Switzerland
accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Syria
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; non-party state to the ICCt
Taiwan
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; non-party state to the ICCt
Tajikistan
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Tanzania
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Thailand
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; non-party state to the ICCt
Timor-Leste
accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Togo
accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations; non-party state to the ICCt
Tonga
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; non-party state to the ICCt
Trinidad and Tobago
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Tunisia
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Turkey
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; non-party state to the ICCt
Turkmenistan
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; non-party state to the ICCt
Tuvalu
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; non-party state to the ICCt
Uganda
accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Ukraine
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; non-party state to the ICCt
United Arab Emirates
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; non-party state to the ICCt
United Kingdom
accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
United States
withdrew acceptance of compulsory ICJ jurisdiction in 2005; withdrew acceptance of ICCt jurisdiction in 2002
Uruguay
accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Uzbekistan
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; non-party state to the ICCt
Vanuatu
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Venezuela
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Vietnam
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; non-party state to the ICCt
World
all members of the UN are parties to the statute that established the International Court of Justice (ICJ) or World Court; 62 countries have accepted jurisdiction of the ICJ as compulsory with reservations and 12 countries have accepted ICJ jurisdiction as compulsory without reservations; states parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICCt) are those countries that have ratified or acceded to the Rome Statute, the treaty that established the Court; a total of 123 (as of October 2017) countries have accepted jurisdiction of the ICCt (see Appendix B for a clarification on the differing mandates of the ICJ and ICCt)
Yemen
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; non-party state to the ICCt
Zambia
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Zimbabwe
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; non-party state to the ICCt