- David Davenport;
- Kenneth Anderson;
- Julian G. Ku;
- Edwin Meese III; and
- Abraham D. Sofaer.
Here’s the conclusion:
The time has come to bring an end to the 27-month preliminary examination
conducted by the OTP in this matter. The Court must act in accordance with its Statute
and respect the clear jurisdictional provisions upon which its mandate is founded. We do
not believe there is room for interpretation of the term State, and we fear that the Court
may find itself embroiled in political matters. Recent instability and volatility in the
Middle East reflect the importance of maintaining a Court that is credible, professional
and based on international consensus. Ultimately this will also be the Court’s strongest
claim to its goal of universal membership, and its legitimacy to act in those cases where it
does possess jurisdiction.
Read the full letter here.
(photo credit: M.M. R.)