JPANet: Demonstrate U.S. commitment to international justice

International Criminal CourtThe International Criminal Court (ICC) is the world's first and only permanent international tribunal for mass atrocity crimes.  It serves a vital role by helping to punish, deter, and end impunity for the world's most heinous crimes. 

In November, President Obama authorized the return of US officials to the meetings of the ICC following an eight year absence under the previous administration.  This new level of constructive engagement raises hopes for the US to ratify the Rome Statute, the treaty signed by over 100 nations that established the court. 

In order for the US to continue to move forward in this direction, it must complete its policy review prior to the International Criminal Court Review Conference to be held in Kampala, Uganda at the end of May. 

There is a danger the US will attend this important conference this spring without the policy and instructions it requires to participate effectively.  A completed US policy would accelerate and intensify the US relationship with the Court and allow the United States to stand behind its commitment to international justice and human rights- especially in terms of crimes against women and children. 

Time is running out! Urge the President to take action! 

The Twenty-fifth General Synod of the United Church of Christ urged the President of the United States to restore our signature to the Treaty establishing the International Criminal Court.  Now is the time to inform President Obama of your support for the International Criminal Court and ask him to complete the US policy on the court prior to the review conference in May. 

Sign the letter below to urge President Obama to complete the US policy on the ICC before the Review Conference.

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