HC Deb 18 January 2000 vol 342 c413W
Fiona Mactaggart

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress has been made on establishing an International Criminal Court; and if he will make a statement. [104198]

Mr. Hain

The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court was adopted on 17 July 1998. Since then 92 States, including the UK, have signed the Statute and six have ratified. The Court will be established once 60 States have ratified. A Preparatory Commission is making good progress on drafting important subsidiary documents to the Statute.