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International Criminal Court: Declarations amounting to prohibited reservations to the Rome Statute

, Index number: IOR 40/032/2005

Although Article 120 of the Rome Statute provides that no reservations may be made to the Statute, unilateral declarations which specify or clarify the meaning of certain provisions are not prohibited. Amnesty International is seriously concerned that some declarations made upon ratification by some states amount to disguised reservations. In this report Amnesty International examines declarations made by six states parties and concludes that a number of them amount to reservations.

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