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The American Bar Association’s International Criminal Court Project is an independent initiative to support the International Criminal Court & US-ICC relations through advocacy, education, and practical legal assistance.

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Evolution of International Criminal Justice

Of one thing we may be sure. The future will never have to ask, with misgiving, what could the Nazis have said in their favor. History will know that whatever could be said, they were allowed to say. They have been given the kind of a Trial which they, in the days of their pomp and power, never gave to any man…
— Justice Jackson, from his closing statement at Nuremberg

International Criminal Justice Today

International Criminal Justice Today

June 12, 2020

Statement of ABA President Judy Perry Martinez re: U.S. Sanctions of International Criminal Court Personnel

Washington, D.C., Friday, June 12, 2020 - The American Bar Association expressed deep concern today over recently announced US policy authorizing sanctions on the International Criminal Court, its staff, and others. 

On Thursday, June 11, 2020, Secretary of State Pompeo, joined by several other administration officials, announced that the Trump...

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April 17, 2020

Criminal Justice Section Submits Comments to Independent Expert Review of the International Criminal Court

Washington, DC - The American Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section (CJS) recently submitted detailed comments to the Independent Expert Review of the International Criminal Court. The submission was written in conjunction with the ABA’s Center for Human Rights (CHR) and the International Criminal Court Project, which is jointly...

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December 3, 2019

ABA Supports Efforts to Strengthen ICC at Assembly of States Parties

The Hague, The Netherlands, Dec. 3, 2019: On the occasion of the 18th Session of the Assembly of States Parties (ASP) to the International Criminal Court (ICC), the American Bar Association (ABA) reaffirmed its support for the International Criminal Court as the cornerstone of a global system of justice for atrocity...

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August 13, 2019

ABA Urges United States and Other Governments to Respond to Crimes Committed Against the Rohingya

San Francisco, CA - At the 2019 American Bar Association (ABA) Annual Meeting in San Francisco, the ABA House of Delegates passed a policy resolution urging the United States and other governments to respond to crimes committed against the Rohingya population in Burma/Myanmar. The resolution was submitted by the ABA...

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