There’s No Good Reason for the United States to Stay out of the International Criminal Court

Source: The New Republic
by Thomas Geoghegan

“Now that the Biden administration has pledged to help the International Criminal Court, or ICC, in The Hague — ‘and other efforts’ — to prosecute Putin and others for war crimes committed during the invasion of Ukraine, it makes even less sense for the United States not to join the court after decades spent ducking the responsibility. Let’s face facts: After Ukraine, the ICC will be the only game in town. And like it or not, the U.S. has already been forced to build the court up, the perennial objections from the Pentagon that the ICC should not be permitted to have jurisdiction over U.S. military personnel notwithstanding.” (05/09/22)