Trial by Fire: The International Criminal Court Pushes Ahead. (Global Notebook)
Arnold, Anthony, Harvard International Review
On September 3, 2002, the Assembly of States Parties, the governing body of the International Criminal Court (ICC), convened its inaugural meeting.
Although the ICC will not be completely operational until the second quarter of 2003, this initial gathering marked an achievement in the pursuit of international justice all the more remarkable in light of the harsh and unremitting opposition the Court has faced from the United States.
In May 2002, the Bush administration unceremoniously announced that the United States had withdrawn its signature from the treaty that would create the world's first permanent war crimes tribunal. Since that time, Washington has embarked on a campaign to undermine the Court's …
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Publication information: Article title: Trial by Fire: The International Criminal Court Pushes Ahead. (Global Notebook). Contributors: Arnold, Anthony - Author. Journal title: Harvard International Review. Volume: 24. Issue: 4 Publication date: Winter 2003. Page number: 11+. © 1999 Harvard International Relations Council, Inc. COPYRIGHT 2003 Gale Group.
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