Argument: The ICC is less effective due to US opposition

Issue Report: International Criminal Court


“U.S. Policy Regarding the International Criminal Court”. Congressional Research Service. 29 Aug. 2006 – “The perceived U.S. willingness to hold U.N. peacekeeping missions hostage to U.S. demands for immunity from the ICC may deepen the rift between the United States and allies that support the ICC. The withholding of military assistance and other economic aid to members of the ICC may also be seen as an effort to coerce countries to refuse to ratify the Rome Statute or to sign an Article 98 agreement, which could appear to some as undermining the ICC and negating the Administration’s stated intent to respect the decisions of other countries to join the ICC.”