Debatepedia Completes Definitive Pro/Con Guide on the US Joining the ICC

Debatepedia's community completed on November 17th, the most comprehensive pro/con guide available on whether the United States and other non-member states should join the International Criminal Court. It offers the guide to the Obama administration and the American public as a resource for deliberating and making a choice.

Seattle, WA, December 20, 2008 --( With the election of Barack Obama, the United States is once again faced with the question of whether to ratify the Rome Treaty and join the International Criminal Court. This important choice comes after the Clinton administration ultimately rejected the Rome Treaty in 1998 and after 8 years of bitter opposition by the Bush administration to the court. Nevertheless, the war crimes court was established in 2002, and with 108 member states and a growing list of successes, advocates of the court are ramping up their call for the US to join. At a moment when the president-elect Obama must fully deliberate and form a position on the ICC, Debatepedia has created the most comprehensive break-down of the pros and cons to date. With 13 sub-debate sections, 68 pros and cons, and a comprehensive body of supporting quotations from the primary scholars and leaders involved, Debatepedia’s ICC article acts as a definitive resource for the Obama team and the American public to deliberate and decide. Will the United States join the International Criminal Court?

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