A new examination of the International Criminal Court (ICC) from a political science and international relations perspective. It describes the main features of the court and discusses the political negotiations and the on-going clashes between those states who oppose the court, particularly the United States, and those who defend it. It also makes these issues accessible to non-lawyers and presents effective advocacy strategies for non-governmental organizations. It also delivers essential background to the place of the US in international relations and makes a major contribution to
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Book Cover; Half-Title; Series; Title; Copyright; Contents; Illustrations; Preface; Abbreviations; 1 A universal criminal court The emergence of an idea; 2 The global civil society campaign; 3 The victory The independent prosecutor; 4 The defeat No universal jurisdiction; 5 The controversy Gender and forced pregnancy; 6 The missed chance Banning weapons; 7 A global civil society achievement; References; Index