The reactions of Poland, Lithuania, Romania and Afghanistan will be quite important for the looming investigation that was the focus of Bolton’s ire.
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In his first major speech since becoming national security adviser, John Bolton on Monday returned to one of his most enduring themes: the dangers of the International Criminal Court and, more broadly, runaway and unaccountable “global governance.”
The Trump Administration Throws Down the Gauntlet to the ICC. The Court Should Decline The Challenge.
The U.S.-ICC dispute cries out for a diplomatic resolution.
National Security Adviser John Bolton delivered the following remarks to the Federalist Society on Monday. The remarks below are as prepared for delivery.
“Protecting American Constitutionalism and Sovereignty from International Threats”
Thank you, Gene [Eugene Meyer], for your kind introduction. I want to thank Gene, as well as Dean Reuter, for the invitation to be here today. It is a true honor to address all of you this afternoon.
With John Bolton as national security adviser, both the United States and the International Criminal Court should take steps to avoid a collision.
Bolton, who has been a ferocious opponent of the International Criminal Court, will likely be assuming his post just as the court opens its first ever investigation of United States conduct.
In its response to Russia’s attack, the United Kingdom could use international legal institutions to walk the line between the shortcomings of economic and diplomatic sanctions and outright war.
If the ICC opens an investigation into CIA "black sites," the United States could rally other non-member states to its side.
More than six months after the International Criminal Court announced tyhat the prosecutor's office would soon make a decision on whether to launch a full investigation in Afghanistan, we are still waiting to hear what comes next.
Challenging the ICC’s jurisdiction based on the status-of-forces agreement (SOFA) that Afghanistan entered into with the US in 2002 is, in my opinion, the best US option if its goal is to avoid the ICC investigation. But no one has yet presented the SOFA to the ICC Prosecutor.