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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

August 3, 2020

ABA Adopts Policy Condemning Threats Against the ICC and Its Officers

At the 2020 American Bar Association (ABA) Annual Meeting, held virtually, the ABA House of Delegates adopted policy “urg[ing] all national governments to observe, respect, and protect the independence of the International Criminal Court;” and “condemn[ing] threats by governments to the International Criminal Court and its officers and personnel in...

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July 30, 2020

ICC Project Board Members Comment on US Sanctions on the International Criminal Court

Washington, DC - In response to the United States’ June 11, 2020 “Executive Order on Blocking Property Of Certain Persons Associated With The International Criminal Court” and previous policy statements attacking the independence of the International Criminal Court, many members of the ICC Project’s Board of Advisors wrote analyses, made...

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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

In Conjunction with ICC Project, 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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