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Europe welcomes Guatemala to international court

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

The European Union welcomed Guatemala's ratification of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court , and expressed hopes that the Central American country's accession to the court would encourage other countries.

Once Guatemala comes under the gambit of the Rome Statute on July 1, it would become the 121st member of the ICC.

Only two more Central American nations, El Salvador and Nicaragua, are yet to sign up to the court's founding treaty.

Source: RTTNews