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International Criminal Court (ICC) : Jurisdiction, Extradition, and U.S. Policy

Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service

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  • Format Books
  • Publication [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2010.
  • Physical Details
    • 1 online resource (30 pages)


  • Reviews background on U.S. policy toward the International Criminal Court (ICC), which was established in 2002 by a treaty negotiated in Rome under UN auspices to prosecute war crimes and other crimes against humanity. Examines ICC jurisdiction; the ICC Office of the Prosecutor; extradition to the ICC; and preliminary investigation of a situation, including examples of preliminary analyses in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Gaza Strip. Traces developments in U.S. ICC policy highlighting executive branch and Congressional action.


  • CRS Report.