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); 55 countries have accepted ICJ jurisdiction with reservations and 11 have accepted ICJ jurisdiction without reservations; 114 countries have accepted ICCt jurisdiction. Appendix B: International Organizations and Groups explains the differing mandates of the ICJ and ICCt.


Country Comparison to the World

CountryINTERNATIONAL 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; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
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 under Article 12(3)of the Rome Statute
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
Czech Republic 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 has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; non-party state to the ICCt
Eritrea has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; non-party state to the ICCt
Estonia accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
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-Bissau accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction; non-party state to the ICCt
Guinea accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
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 ICCt jurisdiction in 2002
Italy has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; 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
Macedonia has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; 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 ICC 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
Nigeria accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Niger has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Norway accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
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 has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; 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
Swaziland accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations; non-party state to the ICCt
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 reservation; 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; 59 countries have accepted jurisdiction of the ICJ as compulsory with reservations and 11 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 122 (effective 6 October 2014) 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