Vanuatu joins International Criminal Court
Vanuatu is the 120th state to accede to the Rome Statute establishing the International Criminal Court (ICC), reported the Pacific Islands News Association.
The Pacific island nation submitted its accession to the United Nations on Friday 2 December, with the treaty to take effect from 1 February 2012.
ICC President Sang-Hyun Song hopes that Vanuatu will set an example for other South Pacific nations to join the Statute, which enables the ICC to try war crimes committed since Jule 2002.
(Photo by Alkan de Beaumont Chaglar)