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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
Afghanistan19 November 1946
Albania14 December 1955
Algeria8 October 1962
Andorra28 July 1993
Angola1 December 1976
Antigua and Barbuda11 November 1981
ArgentinaOriginal Member
Armenia2 March 1992
AustraliaOriginal Member22 March 2002
Austria14 December 195519 May 1971
Azerbaijan2 March 1992
Bahamas18 September 1973
Bahrain21 September 1971
Bangladesh17 September 1974
Barbados9 December 19661 August 1980
BelarusOriginal Member
BelgiumOriginal Member17 June 1958
Belize25 September 1981
Benin20 September 1960
Bhutan21 September 1971
BoliviaOriginal Member
Bosnia and Herzegovina22 May 1992
Botswana17 October 196616 March 1970
BrazilOriginal Member
Brunei Darussalam21 September 1984
Bulgaria14 December 195521 June 1992
Burkina Faso20 September 1960
Burundi18 September 1962
Cambodia14 December 195519 September 1957
Cameroon20 September 19603 March 1994
CanadaOriginal Member10 May 1994
Cape Verde16 September 1975
Central African Republic20 September 1960
Chad20 September 1960
ChileOriginal Member
ChinaOriginal Member
ColombiaOriginal Member
Comoros12 November 1975
Congo, Republic of the20 September 1960
Costa RicaOriginal Member20 February 1973
Cote d'Ivoire20 September 196029 September 2001
Croatia22 May 1992
CubaOriginal Member
Cyprus20 September 19603 September 2002
Czech Republic19 January 1993
Democratic People's Republic of Korea17 September 1991
Democratic Republic of the Congo20 September 19608 February 1989
DenmarkOriginal Member10 December 1956
Djibouti20 September 19772 September 2005
Dominica, Commonwealth of18 December 197831 March 2006
Dominican RepublicOriginal Member30 September 1924
EcuadorOriginal Member
EgyptOriginal Member22 July 1957
El SalvadorOriginal Member
Equatorial Guinea12 November 1968
Eritrea28 May 1993
Estonia17 September 199131 October 1991
EthiopiaOriginal Member
Fiji13 October 1970
Finland14 December 195525 June 1958
FranceOriginal Member
Gabon20 September 1960
Gambia21 September 196522 June 1966
Georgia31 July 199220 June 1995
Germany18 September 197330 April 2008
Ghana8 March 1957
GreeceOriginal Member10 January 1994
Grenada17 September 1974
GuatemalaOriginal Member
Guinea, Republic of12 December 19584 December 1998
Guinea-Bissau17 September 19747 August 1989
Guyana20 September 1966
HaitiOriginal Member4 October 1921
HondurasOriginal Member6 June 1986
Hungary14 December 195522 October 1992
Iceland19 November 1946
IndiaOriginal Member18 September 1974
Indonesia28 September 1950
Iran, Islamic Republic ofOriginal Member
IraqOriginal Member
Ireland14 December 195515 December 2011
Israel11 May 1949
Italy14 December 195525 November 2014
Jamaica18 September 1962
Japan18 December 19569 July 2007
Jordan14 December 1955
Kazakhstan2 March 1992
Kenya16 December 196319 April 1965
Kiribati14 September 1999
Kuwait14 May 1963
Kyrgyzstan2 March 1992
Lao People's Democratic Republic14 December 1955
Latvia17 September 1991
LebanonOriginal Member
Lesotho17 October 19666 September 2000
LiberiaOriginal Member20 March 1952
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya14 December 1955
Liechtenstein18 September 199029 March 1950
Lithuania17 September 199126 September 2012
LuxembourgOriginal Member15 September 1930
Madagascar20 September 19602 July 1992
Malawi1 December 196412 December 1966
Malaysia17 September 1957
Maldives21 September 1965
Mali, Republic of28 September 1960
Malta1 December 19642 September 1983
Marshall Islands17 September 199124 April 2013
Mauritania27 October 1961
Mauritius28 April 196823 September 1968
MexicoOriginal Member28 October 1947
Micronesia, Federated States of17 September 1991
Monaco28 May 1993
Mongolia27 October 1961
Montenegro, Republic of28 June 2006
Morocco12 November 1956
Mozambique16 September 1975
Myanmar19 April 1948
Namibia23 April 1990
Nauru14 September 1999
Nepal14 December 1955
NetherlandsOriginal Member1 August 1956
New ZealandOriginal Member23 September 1977
NicaraguaOriginal Member24 September 1929
Niger20 September 1960
Nigeria7 October 196030 April 1998
NorwayOriginal Member25 June 1996
Oman7 October 1971
Pakistan30 September 194713 September 1960
Palau15 December 1994
PanamaOriginal Member25 October 1921
Papua New Guinea10 October 1975
ParaguayOriginal Member25 September 1996
PeruOriginal Member7 July 2003
PhilippinesOriginal Member18 January 1972
PolandOriginal Member25 March 1996
Portugal14 December 195525 February 2005
Qatar21 September 1971
Republic of Korea17 September 1991
Republic of Moldova2 March 1992
Romania14 December 1955
Russian FederationOriginal Member
Rwanda18 September 1962
Saint Kitts and Nevis23 September 1983
Saint Lucia18 September 1979
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines16 September 1980
Samoa15 December 1976
San Marino2 March 1992
Sao Tome and Principe16 September 1975
Saudi ArabiaOriginal Member
Senegal28 September 19602 December 1985
Serbia1 November 2000
Seychelles21 September 1976
Sierra Leone27 September 1961
Singapore21 September 1965
Slovakia19 January 199328 May 2004
Slovenia22 May 1992
Solomon Islands19 September 1978
Somalia20 September 196011 April 1963
South AfricaOriginal Member
South Sudan14 July 2011
Spain14 December 195520 October 1990
Sri Lanka14 December 1955
Sudan12 November 19562 January 1958
Suriname4 December 197531 August 1987
Swaziland24 September 196826 May 1969
Sweden19 November 19466 April 1957
Switzerland10 September 200228 July 1948
Syrian Arab RepublicOriginal Member
Tajikistan2 February 1992
Thailand16 December 1946
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia8 April 1993
Timor-Leste27 September 200221 September 2012
Togo20 September 196025 October 1979
Tonga14 September 1999
Trinidad and Tobago18 September 1962
Tunisia12 November 1956
TurkeyOriginal Member
Turkmenistan2 March 1992
Tuvalu5 September 2000
Uganda25 October 19623 October 1963
UkraineOriginal Member
United Arab Emirates9 December 1971
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern IrelandOriginal Member5 July 2004
United Republic of Tanzania16 December 1963
United States of AmericaOriginal Member
UruguayOriginal Member28 January 1921
Uzbekistan2 March 1992
Vanuatu15 September 1981
VenezuelaOriginal Member
Viet Nam20 September 1977
Yemen30 September 1947
Zambia1 December 1964
Zimbabwe25 August 1980