The International Criminal Court was created in 2002 to investigate, prosecute, and try individuals for crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes. The United States signed but did not ratify the treaty. Recently, the Trump administration has imposed sanctions on the Court's senior officials, in response to the Court's decision to hear charges against American soldiers for conduct in Afghanistan.
As part of its Distinguished Speaker Series, and in partnership with the National Security Institute and Terrorism, Transnational Crime, and Corruption Center (TraCCC), the Center for Security Policy Studies is proud to present a conversation with Ambassador David Scheffer. Ambassador Scheffer will discuss the Court's history and its current controversies.