House of Representatives Committees

Inquiry into the 1998 Statute of the International Criminal Court

The Treaties Committee is empowered by its resolution of appointment to inquire into and report on 'matters arising from treaties and related National Interest Analysis and proposed treaty actions presented or deemed to be presented to the Parliament.'

As nearly all treaty actions proposed by the Australian Government are tabled in Parliament, this type of review activity accounts for much of the Committee's work.

The inquiry into the 1998 Statute of the International Criminal Court commenced in October 2000. The majority of submissions were received and five of the seven hearings were held before the Parliament was dissolved in October 2001.

The Committee was re-established in March 2002 with some changes to its membership. The new Committee made use of the extensive amount of evidence gathered during the previous Parliament in completing the report entitled Report 45: The Statute of the International Criminal Court.

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