After ten years in existence, the International Criminal Court has shown itself able and ready to prosecute the world’s most heinous war criminals. Today however, the U.S. remains one of a small number of countries that has refused to join. The legitimacy of the Court, and the likelihood of its long-term success ultimately relies on U.S. support and eventual U.S. participation in the Court.
Both presumptive presidential candidates have shown they are willing to work more closely with the Court than the current administration. However, they make very divergent promises and statements on the Court, and this paper seeks to examine those differences.
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