• United States'' Opposition to the International Criminal Court. Analysis of Legal and Political-Culture

Lambert Academic Publishing
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(A Lawyer and a peacekeeper with seven year national and international experience. LL.B from Pakistan Master in human rights from Mahidol University, Thailand.Presently, candidate LL.M at The Fletcher School Tufts University, US.His areas of interest are protection of minorities, human rights defenders and International Criminal Court.)


This book is about United States objections to the International Criminal Court. Writer briefly discusses the historical development of the Court and US''s initial role in the process of its establishment. Second chapter of the book focuses on US opposition to the Court and strategies used against it. In this book, author has succinctly identified four main US objections to the Court and evaluate their legal basis. In fourth chapter, writer looks into political culture of United States to try to find and understand the reasons of its opposition to international law, especially international human rights law including, the Rome Treaty. Fifth chapter is about the progress of the Court, success and challenges it faces. Writer does analysis and states that the US so far has only focused on the cost or on the negative side of the Court and it did not have opportunity to look into the Court''s benefits.Finally, this book concludes that it is in the interest of US to adopt an engagement rather than hostile policy towards the court.

MATERIAS: International Criminal Court, international criminal law, international law, Justice, crime, Genocide, crimes against humanity, Crime of Aggression, United Nations, United States, ICTR, ICTY