438. The United Kingdom and the International Criminal Court.

As the United Kingdom has been a state party to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court1 since the Statute's initial entry into force on 1 July 2002, the International Criminal Court (ICC) may, all other things being equal, exercise jurisdiction over the crime of genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes committed since 1 July 2002 in United Kingdom territory or on a ship or aircraft registered in the United Kingdom, regardless of the nationality of the offender, or outside United Kingdom territory by United Kingdom nationals2. The United Kingdom has not ratified or accepted the amendments