American Non-Governmental Organizations Coalition for the International Criminal Court

Countries Concluding Bilateral Immunity Agreements

The below table lists 102 Bilateral Immunity Agreements (BIAs) which have been reported since 2004. Ninety-five such agreements are in force, according to a US Department of State List of Treaties and Other International Agreements of the United States in Force on January 1, 2011.

Please note that in the following table:

  • Agreement in force indicates ratification of BIA or signature of executive agreement
  • Permanent waiver indicates that President Bush declared that the country would continue to receive aid, contingent on the continuation in force of the BIA
  • Reciprocal indicates that the US has agreed not to surrender nationals of this country to the ICC
  • Non-reciprocal indicates that the agreement does not address the surrender of nationals of this country by the US to the ICC
  • Unconfirmed indicates that the agreement has not been disclosed by the State Department or the country requested that the agreement not be revealed

Click on the name of the country to see the agreement, if available.

Country Signatory/State Party to Rome Statute Date(s) of Agreement Details
Afghanistan State Party 9/20/02 Reciprocal; Agreement in force; Permanent waiver
Albania State Party 5/2/03 Non-reciprocal; Agreement in force; Permanent waiver
Algeria Non State Party 4/6/04; 4/13/04 Reciprocal; Agreement in force
Angola Signatory 5/2/05 Reciprocal; Agreement in force
Antigua and Barbuda State Party 9/29/03 Non-reciprocal; Agreement in force; Permanent Waiver
Armenia Non State Party 10/16/04 Reciprocal; Agreement in force
Azerbaijan Non State Party 2/26/03 Reciprocal; Agreement in force
Bahrain State Party 2/6/03 Unconfirmed
Bangladesh State Party 8/18/03 Reciprocal; Agreement in force
Belize State Party 12/8/03 Non-reciprocal; Agreement in force; Permanent waiver
Benin State Party 7/25/05 Reciprocal; Agreement in force; Permanent waiver
Bhutan Non State Party 5/2/03 Reciprocal; Agreement in force
Bolivia State Party 5/19/03 Unconfirmed; Originally ASPA military aid cut off waived on July 1, 2003 until January 1, 2004
Bosnia and Herzegovina State Party 5/16/03 Non-reciprocal; Agreement in force; Permanent waiver
Botswana State Party 6/30/03 Non-reciprocal; Agreement in force; Permanent waiver
Brunei Non State Party 2/3/04; 3/3/04 Reciprocal; Agreement in force
Burkina Faso State Party 10/2/03; 10/5/03 Reciprocal; Agreement in force; Permanent waiver
Burundi State Party 7/5/03 Reciprocal; Agreement in force; Permanent waiver
Cambodia State Party 6/27/03 Reciprocal; Agreement in force; Permanent waiver
Cameroon Non State Party 12/1/03 Non-reciprocal; Agreement in force
Cape Verde Non State Party 4/16/04 Reciprocal; Agreement in force
Central African Republic State Party 1/13/04; 1/19/04 Reciprocal; Agreement in force; Permanent waiver
Chad State Party 3/26/03; 6/30/03 Reciprocal; Agreement in force
Colombia State Party 9/17/03 Non-reciprocal; Agreement in force; Permanent waiver
The Comoros State Party 6/30/04 Reciprocal; Agreement in force; Permanent Waiver
Democratic Republic of the Congo State Party 3/19/03 Reciprocal; Agreement in force; Permanent waiver
Congo-Brazzaville (Republic of the Congo) State Party 6/2/04 Reciprocal; Agreement in force; Permanent waiver
Cote d'Ivoire Signatory 6/30/03 Reciprocal; Agreement in force
Djibouti State Party 1/24/03 Reciprocal; Agreement in force; Permanent waiver
Dominica State Party 5/10/04 Non-reciprocal; Agreement in force; Permanent Waiver
Dominican Republic State Party 9/13/02 Reciprocal; Agreement in force; Permanent waiver
East Timor (Timor-Leste) State Party 8/23/02 Reciprocal; Agreement in force; Permanent waiver
Egypt Signatory 2/26/03; 3/5/03 Reciprocal; Agreement in force; extensions 3/1/05, 3/2/05 and 2/21/07, 2/26/07
Equatorial Guinea Non State Party 9/25/03 Reciprocal; Agreement in force
El Salvador Non State Party 10/25/02 Reciprocal; Unconfirmed (Spanish text); US does not acknowledge that agreement is in force
Eritrea Signatory 7/8/04 Reciprocal; Agreement in force
Ethiopia Non State Party 10/8/04 Unconfirmed
Fiji State Party 12/17/03 Non-reciprocal; Agreement in force; Permanent waiver
Gabon State Party 2/26/03; 4/15/03 Reciprocal; Agreement in force; Permanent waiver
Gambia State Party 10/5/02 Reciprocal; Agreement in force; Permanent waiver
Georgia State Party 2/10/03 Reciprocal; Agreement in force; Permanent waiver
Ghana State Party 4/17/03 Reciprocal; Agreement in force; Permanent waiver
Grenada Non State Party 3/11/04 Non-reciprocal; Agreement in force
Guinea State Party 8/23/03 Reciprocal; Agreement in force; Permanent waiver
Guinea Bissau Non State Party 1/28/05; 2/2/05 Reciprocal; Agreement in force; Permanent waiver
Guyana State Party 12/11/03 Non-reciprocal; Agreement in force; Permanent Waiver
Haiti Signatory 1/12/04 Reciprocal; Agreement in force
Honduras State Party 9/19/02 Reciprocal; Agreement in force; Permanent waiver
India Non State Party 12/26/02 Reciprocal; Agreement in force
Israel Signatory 8/4/02 Reciprocal; Agreement in force
Kazakhstan Non State Party 9/22/03 Reciprocal; Agreement in force
Kiribati Non State Party 3/4/04 Reciprocal; Agreement in force
Kuwait Signatory 11/20/02 Unconfirmed
Kyrgyzstan State Party 12/8/03 Unconfirmed
Laos Non State Party 12/24/03 Reciprocal; Agreement in force
Lesotho State Party 6/21/06 Non-reciprocal; Agreement in force
Liberia State Party 10/8/03 Reciprocal; Agreement in force; Permanent waiver
Macedonia, FYR State Party 6/30/03 Non-reciprocal; Agreement in force; Permanent waiver
Madagascar Signatory 4/23/03 Reciprocal; Agreement in force
Malawi State Party 9/23/03 Non-reciprocal; Agreement in force; Permanent Waiver
Maldives Non State Party 4/8/03; 4/10/03 Reciprocal; Agreement in force
Marshall Islands State Party 9/10/02 Reciprocal; Agreement in force
Mauritania Non State Party 9/17/02 Reciprocal; Agreement in force
Mauritius State Party 6/25/03 Reciprocal; Agreement in force; Permanent waiver
Micronesia Non State Party 9/24/02 Reciprocal; Agreement in force
Mongolia State Party 6/6/03 Non-reciprocal; Agreement in force; Permanent waiver
Montenegro State Party 4/17/07; 4/19/07 Reciprocal; Agreement in force; Permanent waiver
Morocco Signatory 9/24/03 Reciprocal; Agreement in force
Mozambique Signatory 6/24/03 Non-reciprocal; Agreement in force
Nauru State Party 2/26/03 Reciprocal; Agreement in force
Nepal Non State Party 12/31/02 Reciprocal; Agreement in force
Nicaragua Non State Party 6/4/03 Reciprocal; Agreement in force
Nigeria State Party 6/30/03 Reciprocal; Agreement in force; Permanent waiver
Oman Non State Party 7/26/04; 8/1/04 Reciprocal; Agreement in force
Pakistan Non State Party 7/21/03 Reciprocal; Agreement in force
Palau Non State Party 9/13/02 Reciprocal; Agreement in force
Panama State Party 6/23/03 Reciprocal; Agreement in force; Permanent waiver
Papua New Guinea Non State Party 9/30/04 Reciprocal; Agreement in force
Philippines Signatory 5/9/03; 5/13/03 Reciprocal; Agreement in force
Romania State Party 8/1/02 Non-reciprocal; US does not acknowledge that agreement is in force; ASPA military aid cut off waived on July 1, 2003 until November 1, 2003; 6-month extension on November 1, 2003
Rwanda Non State Party 3/4/03 Reciprocal; Agreement in force
Saint Kitts and Nevis State Party 1/31/05 Reciprocal; Agreement in force; Permanent waiver
Sao Tome and Principe Non State Party 11/6/03; 11/12/03 Reciprocal; Agreement in force
Senegal State Party 6/19/03 Non-reciprocal; Agreement in force; Permanent waiver
Seychelles State Party 6/4/03 Reciprocal; Agreement in force
Sierra Leone State Party 3/31/03 Reciprocal; Agreement in force; Permanent waiver
Singapore Non State Party 10/17/03 Reciprocal; Agreement in force
Solomon Islands Signatory 9/19/03 Non-reciprocal; Agreement in force
Sri Lanka Non State Party 11/22/02 Reciprocal; Agreement in force
Swaziland Non State Party 5/10/06 Non-reciprocal; Agreement in force
Tajikistan State Party 8/26/02 Reciprocal; Agreement in force; Permanent waiver
Thailand Signatory 6/3/03 Reciprocal; Agreement in force
Togo Non State Party 6/13/03 Reciprocal; Agreement in force
Tonga Non State Party 3/21/03 Reciprocal; Agreement in force
Tunisia Non State Party 6/5/03 Reciprocal; Agreement in force
Turkmenistan Non State Party 12/25/03 Reciprocal; Agreement in force
Tuvalu Non State Party 9/19/02; 1/9/03 Reciprocal; Agreement in force
Uganda State Party 6/12/03 Reciprocal; Agreement in force; Permanent waiver
United Arab Emirates Non State Party 1/27/04; 2/15/04 Reciprocal; Agreement in force
Uzbekistan Signatory 9/18/02 Reciprocal; Agreement in force
Yemen Non State Party 12/10/03; 12/17/03 Reciprocal; Agreement in force
Zambia State Party 7/1/03 Reciprocal; Agreement in force; Permanent waiver