No to American Exceptionalism

Under Cover of the War Against Terrorism, a destructive offensive against the ICC

Since July 17th 1998, the date on which the United States voted against the Rome Statute creating the first permanent International Criminal Court (ICC), the US managed to build up a complex legal and political arsenal aimed at guaranteeing that the ICC will never prosecute or judge their nationals.


I - The American government fears unfounded and politically motivated complaints directed against its nationals

II - A complex juridical machinery aiming at the impunity of American nationals
A - The American Service Members’ Protection Act (ASPA): the US doctrine against the ICC
B - UN Security Council Resolution 1422: a US victory over the ICC
C - The United States scheme around Article 98 of the Rome Statute
III - Conclusion and Recommendations

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