Previous Chapter Chapter 15: The International Criminal Court: National Interests Versus International Norms

By: Donald W. Jackson & Ralph G. Carter

In: Contemporary Cases in U.S. Foreign Policy: From Terrorism to Trade

Chapter 15: The International Criminal Court: National Interests Versus International Norms

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The International Criminal Court: National Interests Versus International Norms
The International Criminal Court: National interests versus international norms
Donald W.Jackson and Ralph G.Carter

Before You Begin

  • What is the International Criminal Court (ICC), and why do many countries, including principal allies of the US, believe that it is needed?
  • Why was the U.S. position so contrary to positions its allies took?
  • Is there merit to the U.S. position in this case? Have there been any major reasons for us to change the U.S. position? Why or why not?
  • Should advocates of the ICC be concerned that the cases brought to the ICC so far have involved failed or failing states in Africa?
  • Should international law, or the global rule of law, sometimes supersede national interests? If so, when? Why or why not?
  • What ...

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