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Justice and Accountability are American Values
The twentieth century was the bloodiest in recorded history: 174 million people were killed in genocides and mass murders at the hands of dictators, warlords, and human rights violators. And yet too often the U.S. and the international community turned a deaf ear to the victims' cries for justice and accountability.
In response to a century of bloodshed, over 150 national delegations came together in Rome, Italy in July 1998 to create the International Criminal Court (ICC). The mission and mandate of the Court was clear: to hold accountable and bring to justice individuals responsible for the worst crimes, namely genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity. Today, 119 countries have ratified the Court's treaty, and the Court is taking on its first cases.
American involvement in the Court is critical to both the Court's success and U.S. foreign policy objectives. Thus, building American support for the International Criminal Court is the primary mission of USAforICC.org. The International Criminal Court embodies core U.S. values and will bring the perpetrators of the most heinous crimes to justice when individual nations are unable to do so or are purposely shielding the accused from justice.
Work with us to build U.S. support for the International Criminal Court so that future Hitlers, Pinochets and Pol Pots do not slip through the cracks of justice.
ACT NOW IN SUPPORT OF THE U.S. REJOINING THE ICC!
There will be no justice as long as man will stand with a knife or with a gun and destroy those who are weaker than he is.--Isaac Bashevis Singer
Thomas Lubanga found guilty by the ICC. Read a blog post and press release by Citizens for Global Solutions on the conviction.
NEW RESOURCE PAGES:
The 2010 ICC Review Conference
The 8th Assembly of States Parties Meeting
VIDEO & AUDIO RESOURCES:
Watch interviews with leading ICC experts.
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS:
Find answers from experts to frequently asked questions about the ICC.