International Criminal Court 11 years old

07/17/09 Mitch E. Perry
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It was reported this week that Sudanese President Omar Hassan al Bashir dropped plans to visit Uganda, after that country’s foreign minister announced that Uganda would honor the International Criminal Court’s arrest warrant if Bashir entered the country.

The news is significant in that the African Union has previously announced that they would not honor the ICC’s arrest warrant out on Bashir.

Joining us to talk about that and other incidents involving the ICC is Don Kraus, the CEO of Citizens for Global Solutions, an organization that believes that nations need to work together on international problems.

He spoke on the 11th anniversary of what is known is the Rome Statute, the treaty that created the International Criminal Court. The day is also known as International Justice Day.

But one nation not part of the ICC is the United States. Don Krauss says the attitudes that precluded the U.S. from participating in the late 90’s may be changing.

It was on this day 11 years ago that the Court was officially created.

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