International Criminal Court

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The International Criminal Court is a creation of the United Nations whose purpose is dubious. The court was created in 1998 with the adoption of the Rome Statute, and it came into force in 2002 when the statute was ratified by 60 countries.[1]

Tom DeWeese wrote:

  • Americans must understand that the UN's International Criminal Court is not a tool to fight terrorists or murderous dictators. Rather it is a sledgehammer in the hands of the very people the rest of the world thinks are "the bad guys." This gang of brutes, in the guise of international diplomats, fully intends to use the ICC as an equalizer to bring down the moral, productive nations they jealously covet and despise.[2]

In some places in the world, the court is allowed to try American soldiers – outside of American courts.[3] The court has also targeted Israel.[4]

Before its creation, the court was originally planned to have rules to encourage more international cooperation. However, the court's structure ultimately went in a "radical" direction, including having the ability to bring charges against non-member nations and having an independent prosecutor, things which caused many countries to refuse to cooperate with the court.[5]


  1. About. International Criminal Court. Retrieved November 27, 2017.
  3. Groves, Steven (December 3, 2010). Why Does Sovereignty Matter to America? The Heritage Foundation. Retrieved November 27, 2017.
  4. Klein, Aaron (December 21, 2019). Klein: ICC Decision to Probe Israel for ‘War Crimes’ Is Pure Antisemitism. Breitbart News. Retrieved December 21, 2019.
  5. Davenport, David (April 16, 2019). The International Criminal Court crashes and burns over Afghanistan. Washington Examiner. Retrieved April 16, 2019.