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Accession Number ADA592704
Title International Criminal Court as a Component of U.S. National Security Strategy.
Publication Date Apr 2012
Media Count 50p
Personal Author J. R. Hirsch
Abstract In 2000, the United States signed the Treaty of Rome, agreeing to the creation of the International Criminal Court. But subsequently, the United States withdrew from the treaty, expressing serious reservations about the court. Since the United States' withdrawal from the treaty, the Kampala Conference, work within the court, and the practices of the court may have served to answer the United States' reservations to the treaty's ratification. This research paper first analyzes U.S. public statements with respect to the rule of law being a goal of national security strategy. The paper then analyzes how the International Criminal Court fits into the U.S. conception of advancing the rule of law. The paper discusses objections to the International Criminal Court and then determines whether those objections are applicable, especially in light of developments since the Kampala Conference. The analysis also will examine the effect of the transition of U.S. security personnel from national forces to private contractors on the acceptability of International Criminal Court accession. The paper will compare the advantages and disadvantages of ICC accession, determine if U.S. accession is advisable, and recommend actions to help the United States make progress toward accession.
Keywords American servicemember's protection act
Criminal justice system
Icc jurisdiction
International criminal court
International law
Kampala conference 2010
Military aggression
Military forces(United states)
Military operations
National security
Rule of law
Security personnel
Treaty of rome
United nations
United nations security council
United states government

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 92C - Social Concerns
92D - Education, Law, & Humanities
92E - International Relations
74 - Military Sciences
Corporate Author Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Medford, MA.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Research paper.
NTIS Issue Number 1412
Contract Number N/A

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