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Author Padmanabhan, Vijay.

Title From Rome to Kampala : the U.S. approach to the 2010 International Criminal Court review conference / Vijay Padmanabhan
Published New York : Council on Foreign Relations, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 37 pages)
Series Council special report ; no. 55
CSR (New York, N.Y.) ; no. 55
Contents Introduction -- The road to now : the United States and the ICC -- 2010 review conference agenda -- Recommendations
Summary The United States has long been a leading force behind international efforts to bring the perpetrators of atrocities to justice. It spearheaded the prosecution of German and Japanese officials after World War II and more recently supported tribunals to deal with events in Rwanda, the former Yugoslavia, and elsewhere. Washington has kept far more distance, however, from the International Criminal Court (ICC). Although President Bill Clinton allowed U.S. negotiators to sign the Rome Statute, the agreement that established the court, he and subsequent presidents have maintained objections to elements of the court's jurisdiction and prosecutorial authority. U.S. administrations have since cooperated to varying degrees with the ICC, but the notion of ratifying the Rome Statute and joining the court has never been seriously entertained. Even as a nonmember, though, the United States has important interests at stake in the ICC's operations. On the one hand, the court can bring to justice those responsible for atrocities, something with both moral and strategic benefits. On the other hand, there are fears that the court could seek to investigate American actions and prosecute American citizens, as well as concerns that it will weaken the role of the UN Security Council (where the United States has a veto) as the preeminent arbiter of international peace and security
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 29-30)
Subject International Criminal Court.
Review Conference of the Rome Statute.
International criminal courts.
United States -- Foreign relations.
Form Electronic book
Author Council on Foreign Relations.
LC no. 2011381073
ISBN 0876094809
0876094884 (electronic bk.)
9780876094884 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles US approach to the 2010 International Criminal Court review conference
United States approach to the 2010 International Criminal Court review conference