EJIL: Talk! analysis – ‘Malaysia’s Envisaged Withdrawal from the Rome Statute’

This blog post analyses Malaysia’s recent announcement that it will ‘rescind its membership’ of the Rome Statute, after previously having submitted its instrument of accession (whereby Malaysia would have formally become a State Party on 1 June 2019). The author’s analysis suggests that Malaysia can indeed validly withdraw its ratification at any point before 1 June 2019, even if it is disappointing from a political and international legal perspective.