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); 61 countries have accepted ICJ jurisdiction with reservations and 12 have accepted ICJ jurisdiction without reservations; 123 countries and the Palestine Liberation Organization have accepted ICCt jurisdiction. Appendix B: International Organizations and Groups explains the differing mandates of the ICJ and ICCt.

  • Afghanistan

    has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; formerly accepted 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 ICC

  • 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 ICC 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 ICC 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

    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 ICC 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 ICC

  • 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 ICC

  • 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 ICC 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

  • 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; withdrew from the ICCt in March 2019

  • 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 ICC (2019)

  • 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 ICC

  • 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; 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; as of May 2019, a total of 122 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