During the review conference of the International Criminal Court last June, the United States announced a new policy of “principled engagement” with the Court. The American Society of International Law has commissioned eight expert papers on the direction that engagement should take, with particular focus on four topics: fostering state cooperation with the Court, developing complementarity between national and ICC jurisdiction, strengthening the impact of the Court on victims and witnesses, and shaping the Court’s jurisdiction over the crime of aggression. On the eve of the first post-Kampala meeting of the Assembly of States Parties, this half-day program will feature presentation of the papers and discussion of the recommendations they contain, followed by a special briefing by the Director of the ICC Trust Fund for Victims about the work that it is doing in ICC situation countries to support communities affected by crimes under the jurisdiction of the Court.
Click here to read the related discussion papers “Beyond Kampala: Next Steps for Principled U.S. Engagement with the International Criminal Court.
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