Togo hasn’t signed the Rome Statute, however, the country participated in the 1998 conference that adopted the ICC statute. Togo hasn’t signed the APIC, but signed a Bilateral Agreement with the USA on 13 June 2003, regarding the surrender of people to international tribunals.
Togo has not adopted any legislation implementing the Rome Statute.
On 9 September 2014, the government of Togo submitted a bill on a new criminal code to parliament. The text contains provisions on the crime of genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity and the crime of apartheid, but has yet to be passed by lawmakers.
A letter was sent to President Faure Gnassingbe urging the importance for Togo to implement the responsibility to protect within its national law to prevent mass atrocities thus contributing to the fight against impunity. Togo should urge parliament to pass a long-delayed bill on a new criminal code to allow for prosecutions of atrocity crimes.