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Moldova Joins International Criminal Court

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Moldova has become the latest country to ratify the treaty establishing the International Criminal Court (ICC).

The country ratified the treaty on October 12, bringing the total number of state signatories to 114.

The treaty enters into force for Moldova in January.

An independent, permanent court, the ICC was set up in 2002 is to try people accused of genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes.

compiled from agency reports