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A regular online roundtable where experts from different perspectives discuss a pressing issue in international criminal justice.

Note: Analysis and commentary in Arguendo represent the views of the authors. It has not been approved by the House of Delegates or the Board of Governors of the American Bar Association and, accordingly, should not be construed as representing the position of the Association or any of its entities.

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What are the next steps in the US-ICC relationship?

Building off positive developments at the end of the Bush administration, the Obama administration has transformed the US-International Criminal Court (ICC) relationship from one of hostility to one of progress. While US policy supports ICC activities in all of its current situation countries - from Darfur to Uganda - US law still impedes assistance with the ICC institutionally and robust cooperation with its cases of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. What should the US do next in this relationship, if anything, and why? Also, should the ICC do something from its side of the relationship?

Stephen Rademaker

The Pity of the International Criminal Court (ICC) is that it Could Have Been a Useful and Relevant Institution

Honorable Richard J. Goldstone

Only Two Decades Ago There Was No International Criminal Justice

Professor Allen S. Weiner

The United States and the International Criminal Court: Building Support for the International Rule of Law

Honorable David Scheffer

Advancing U.S. Interests in its Evolving Relationship with the International Criminal Court