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States entitled to appear before the Court

Article 35, paragraph 1, of the Statute provides that the Court shall be open to the States parties to the Statute, and Article 93, paragraph 1, of the Charter of the United Nations provides that all Members of the United Nations are ipso facto parties to the Statute.

The following 193 States are currently Members of the United Nations (the dates on which some have made declarations recognizing as compulsory the jurisdiction of the Court are also listed):

State Admission date Declaration
Afghanistan
19 November 1946
Albania
14 December 1955
Algeria
8 October 1962
Andorra
28 July 1993
Angola
1 December 1976
Antigua and Barbuda
11 November 1981
Argentina
Original Member
Armenia
2 March 1992
Australia
17 March 2016
22 March 2002
Austria
14 December 1955
19 May 1971
Azerbaijan
2 March 1992
Bahamas
18 September 1973
Bahrain
21 September 1971
Bangladesh
17 September 1974
Barbados
9 December 1966
1 August 1980
Belarus
Original Member
Belgium
Original Member
17 June 1958
Belize
25 September 1981
Benin
20 September 1960
Bhutan
21 September 1971
Bolivia
Original Member
Bosnia and Herzegovina
22 May 1992
Botswana
17 October 1966
16 March 1970
Brazil
Original Member
Brunei Darussalam
21 September 1984
Bulgaria
14 December 1955
21 November 2015
Burkina Faso
20 September 1960
Burundi
18 September 1962
Cambodia
14 December 1955
19 September 1957
Cameroon
20 September 1960
3 March 1994
Canada
Original Member
10 May 1994
Cape Verde
16 September 1975
Central African Republic
20 September 1960
Chad
20 September 1960
Chile
Original Member
China
Original Member
Colombia
Original Member
Comoros
12 November 1975
Congo, Republic of the
20 September 1960
Costa Rica
Original Member
20 February 1973
Cote d'Ivoire
20 September 1960
29 August 2001
Croatia
22 May 1992
Cuba
Original Member
Cyprus
20 September 1960
3 September 2002
Czech Republic
19 January 1993
Czechoslovakia
23 March 2017
Democratic People's Republic of Korea
17 September 1991
Democratic Republic of the Congo
20 September 1960
8 February 1989
Denmark
Original Member
10 December 1956
Djibouti
20 September 1977
2 September 2005
Dominica, Commonwealth of
18 December 1978
24 March 2006
Dominican Republic
Original Member
30 September 1924
Ecuador
22 March 2017
Egypt
Original Member
22 July 1957
El Salvador
Original Member
Equatorial Guinea
12 November 1968
11 August 2017
Eritrea
28 May 1993
22 March 2017
Estonia
17 September 1991
21 October 1991
Ethiopia
22 March 2017
Federal Republic of Germany
23 March 2017
Fiji
13 October 1970
Finland
14 December 1955
25 June 1958
France
Original Member
Gabon
20 September 1960
Gambia
21 September 1965
22 June 1966
Georgia
31 July 1992
20 June 1995
Germany
18 September 1973
30 April 2008
Ghana
8 March 1957
Greece
Original Member
14 January 2015
Grenada
17 September 1974
Guatemala
Original Member
Guinea, Republic of
12 December 1958
4 December 1998
Guinea-Bissau
17 September 1974
7 August 1989
Guyana
20 September 1966
Haiti
Original Member
4 October 1921
Honduras
Original Member
6 June 1986
Hungary
14 December 1955
22 October 1992
Iceland
19 November 1946
India
Original Member
18 September 1974
Indonesia
28 September 1950
Iran, Islamic Republic of
Original Member
Iraq
Original Member
Ireland
14 December 1955
15 December 2011
Israel
11 May 1949
Italy
14 December 1955
25 November 2014
Jamaica
18 September 1962
Japan
18 December 1956
6 October 2015
Jordan
14 December 1955
Kazakhstan
2 March 1992
Kenya
16 December 1963
19 April 1965
Kiribati
14 September 1999
Kuwait
14 May 1963
Kyrgyzstan
2 March 1992
Lao People's Democratic Republic
14 December 1955
Latvia
17 September 1991
Lebanon
Original Member
Lesotho
17 October 1966
6 September 2000
Liberia
Original Member
20 March 1952
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
14 December 1955
Liechtenstein
18 September 1990
29 March 1950
Lithuania
17 September 1991
21 September 2012
Luxembourg
Original Member
15 September 1930
Madagascar
20 September 1960
2 July 1992
Malawi
1 December 1964
12 December 1966
Malaysia
17 September 1957
Maldives
21 September 1965
Mali, Republic of
28 September 1960
Malta
1 December 1964
2 September 1983
Marshall Islands
17 September 1991
24 April 2013
Mauritania
27 October 1961
Mauritius
28 April 1968
23 September 1968
Mexico
Original Member
28 October 1947
Micronesia, Federated States of
17 September 1991
Monaco
28 May 1993
Mongolia
27 October 1961
Montenegro, Republic of
28 June 2006
Morocco
12 November 1956
Mozambique
16 September 1975
Myanmar
19 April 1948
Namibia
23 April 1990
Nauru
14 September 1999
Nepal
14 December 1955
Netherlands
9 May 2017
21 February 2017
New Zealand
31 May 2017
22 September 1977
Nicaragua
31 May 2017
24 September 1946
Niger
20 September 1960
Nigeria
7 October 1960
30 April 1998
Norway
31 May 2017
24 June 1996
Oman
7 October 1971
Pakistan
30 September 1947
29 March 2017
Palau
15 December 1994
Panama
Original Member
25 October 1921
Papua New Guinea
10 October 1975
Paraguay
Original Member
25 September 1996
Peru
Original Member
7 July 2003
Philippines
Original Member
18 January 1972
Poland
Original Member
25 March 1996
Portugal
14 December 1955
25 February 2005
Qatar
21 September 1971
Republic of Korea
17 September 1991
Republic of Moldova
2 March 1992
Romania
14 December 1955
23 June 2015
Russian Federation
Original Member
Rwanda
18 September 1962
Saint Kitts and Nevis
23 September 1983
Saint Lucia
18 September 1979
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
16 September 1980
Samoa
15 December 1976
San Marino
2 March 1992
Sao Tome and Principe
16 September 1975
Saudi Arabia
Original Member
Senegal
28 September 1960
2 December 1985
Serbia
1 November 2000
Serbia and Montenegro
23 March 2017
Seychelles
21 September 1976
Sierra Leone
27 September 1961
Singapore
21 September 1965
Slovakia
19 January 1993
28 May 2004
Slovenia
22 May 1992
Solomon Islands
19 September 1978
Somalia
20 September 1960
11 April 1963
South Africa
Original Member
South Sudan
14 July 2011
Spain
14 December 1955
29 October 1990
Sri Lanka
14 December 1955
Sudan
12 November 1956
2 January 1958
Suriname
4 December 1975
31 August 1987
Swaziland
24 September 1968
26 May 1969
Sweden
19 November 1946
6 April 1957
Switzerland
10 September 2002
28 July 1948
Syrian Arab Republic
Original Member
Tajikistan
2 February 1992
Thailand
16 December 1946
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
8 April 1993
Timor-Leste
27 September 2002
21 September 2012
Togo
20 September 1960
25 October 1979
Tonga
14 September 1999
Trinidad and Tobago
18 September 1962
Tunisia
12 November 1956
Turkey
Original Member
Turkmenistan
2 March 1992
Tuvalu
5 September 2000
Uganda
25 October 1962
3 October 1963
Ukraine
Original Member
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
23 March 2017
United Arab Emirates
9 December 1971
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
9 May 2017
22 February 2017
United Republic of Tanzania
16 December 1963
United States of America
22 March 2017
Uruguay
Original Member
28 January 1921
Uzbekistan
2 March 1992
Vanuatu
15 September 1981
Venezuela
Original Member
Viet Nam
20 September 1977
Yemen
30 September 1947
Yugoslavia
23 March 2017
Zambia
1 December 1964
Zimbabwe
25 August 1980