Future Challenges: A Way Forward with the International Criminal Court

Monday, June 14, 2010

Despite the concerns that critics—including the U.S. government during the Clinton and Bush administrations--have raised about the International Criminal Court (ICC), the long-term interest of the United States involves cooperating with it. Since the Bush administration’s laudable decision to permit the passage of a 2005 Security Council resolution referring the situation in Darfur to the ICC, however, that court’s consistent record of careful investigation and restraint in using its powers should be reassuring to critics.