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Balancing the US Approach to the ICC (Just Security)

Just Security, February 11, 2021

Balancing the US Approach to the ICC

On this note, the New York City Bar Association is undoubtedly correct to observe that the ‘work of’ the ICC ‘is largely aligned with U.S. interests’ in general. It is not the institution that poses a ‘threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States’ in the abstract. Rather, it is the manner in which the jurisdiction of the Court is currently being contemplated to second-guess legitimate sovereign political decisions – with the potential to oblige member States to cooperate with a process to which the United States has not consented – that constitutes the threat to U.S. national security and foreign policy.

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