The deadline for signing the Rome Statute expired on 31 December 2000. States that did not sign before that date have to accede to the Statute in a single step. To date, 13 states — Afghanistan, Cook Islands, Dominica, East Timor, Grenada, Guatemala, Japan, the Maldives, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Tunisia and Vanuatu — as well as Montenegro (which had seceded from the state party of Serbia and Montenegro) have acceded to the treaty, and a number of other states have taken steps to do so:
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