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12/11/2002 - Human Rights Day Marked by Protests for Peace
International Human Rights Day, held yesterday on the anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, was marked yesterday by protests, rallies, and marches across the United States against plans for war against Iraq....

12/5/2002 - WHO, Others Mark International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women
After releasing a study in October that for the first time called violence against women a global health problem, the World Health Organization (WHO) has launched a campaign to prevent violence against women through public education....

11/7/2002 - Rape Used as Weapon of War in Congo
The first complete report on the rape and abuse of women during the civil war in the Democratic Republic of Congo concludes that all sides commit atrocities against women as a common military tactic intended to subdue the civilian population. The report, entitled Womens Rights Violations During the Conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, was compiled by two researchers at the local organization, Association for the Rebirth of Human Rights in Congo, according to Womens Enews....

10/10/2002 - US Rejects European Compromise on ICC
Despite a compromise offered by the European Union (EU) last week that could exempt US military personnel and diplomats from prosecution in the International Criminal Court (ICC), the Bush Administration is continuing to press for full exemption of all US citizens, the New York Times reports....

10/1/2002 - EU Compromises Stance on US Immunity from the ICC
The European Union (EU) agreed yesterday to allow its 15 member nations to form bilateral immunity agreements with the United States to exempt US military personnel from prosecution by the International Criminal Court (ICC)....

8/26/2002 - Bush Threatens NATO in Latest Attempt To Undermine ICC
In President Bushs latest attempt to strong arm US allies into supporting demands for American immunity from the International Criminal Court (ICC), the administration is threatening to use the US role in NATO against the European Union should they refuse to exempt American personnel from the newly created court, the New York Times reported today....

8/12/2002 - Bush Continues Attack on ICC
In yet another attempt to undermine the power of the first international court created solely to protect victims of genocide and other crimes, the Bush administration has threatened to withdraw military aid to countries that will not guarantee US immunity in the International Criminal Court (ICC)....

8/7/2002 - Bush Seeks Nations Pledges For US Immunity in ICC
The Bush administration is asking other nations to promise that they will not press charges against American peacekeepers and other personnel through the new International Criminal Court (ICC)....

8/1/2002 - Congress approves Anti-ICC American Servicemembers Protection Act
Largely unnoticed, in a continuation of the US attack on the International Criminal Court (ICC), both the US Senate and House of Representatives last week passed the American Servicemembers Protection Act (ASPA)....

7/11/2002 - Bush Backs Down from Demand for ICC Immunity
In light of severe criticism from some of its closest European allies, the Bush administration agreed yesterday to drop its demand for US troops serving in United Nations peacekeeping missions to be declared immune from prosecution by the International Criminal Court (ICC)....

7/8/2002 - US Peacekeeping Troops to Remain in Bosnia
Despite threats last month to defy the International Criminal Court (ICC) by withdrawing US peacekeeping troops in Bosnia, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfield last week said the US has no intention of pulling out its estimated 3,000 troops....

7/1/2002 - Bush Administration Threatens to Withdraw US Peacekeeping Troops if Americans Are Not Exempted from ICC
As the International Criminal Court (ICC) opened its doors in The Hague today, the United States government showed its opposition by casting a vote in the UN Security Council to withdraw American peacekeepers in Bosnia....

6/24/2002 - US Still Seeking ICC Exemption for Peacekeepers
The United States submitted a draft Security Council resolution insisting that contributing statesnot the International Criminal Court (ICC)have exclusive responsibility for investigating and prosecuting crimes allegedly committed by their nationals during their peacekeeping missions, during discussions last week to extend the United Nations Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina (UNMIBH)....

5/28/2002 - US Continues Fight to Exempt Troops from the ICC
As the July 1 deadline for the International Criminal Court (ICC) war crime proceedings quickly approaches, the Bush administration continues to insist that US troops and other US officials be exempted from the tribunals jurisdiction....

5/7/2002 - US Renounces Support for the ICC
In a move counter to many of its democratic allies, the US formally retracted support for the International Criminal Court (ICC)....

4/11/2002 - ICC Ratified by 66 Countries, Will Begin Operation in July
Ten nations ratified the International Criminal Court (ICC) today bringing the total number of nations to ratify the 1998 Rome treaty to 66, meaning that the ICC will finally enter into force this July....

4/1/2002 - ICC may be 'Unsigned' by US
Ambassador for War Crimes Issues, Pierre Prosper, stated Thursday that the Bush Administration is considering "unsigning" the treaty authorizing the soon-to-be launched International Criminal Court (ICC)....

2/7/2002 - Ecuador and Portugal Ratify the ICC
Ecuador and Portugal became the 51st and 52nd countries to ratify the International Criminal Court (ICC) this week, joining the international community in its commitment to prosecuting the most heinous crimes against humanity....

12/10/2001 - Senate Votes for Anti-International Criminal Court Amendment
The Senate voted 78-21 in favor of adopting an amendment to the Defense Appropriations Act that would block the United States from participating in the International Criminal Court (ICC)....

10/16/2001 - Britain Ratifies ICC; US Opposition Continues
Britain became the 42nd country to ratify the International Criminal Court (ICC) Treaty, increasing pressure on the United States, one of the few Western nations not to ratify the treaty, to follow suit....

8/17/2001 - Conservatives Oppose International Criminal Court, Payment of UN Dues
Conservatives in the House of Representatives, namely Congressman Dennis Hastert (R-IL), Congressman Henry Hyde (R-IL) and Congressman Tom DeLay(R-TX),have promised to block U.S....

8/17/2001 - Bush Risking Embarassment for Failure to Pay UN Dues
The United Nations (U.N.) predicts a $75 million cash deficit because some86countries, including the United States, have reneged on promises to pay their U.N....

5/15/2001 - Helms Attempts to Stop Ratification of International Criminal Court
In July 1998, 120 countries, excluding the United States, voted to adopt the Rome Statute establishing the International Criminal Court (ICC)....

1/3/2001 - Clinton Signs International Criminal Court Treaty
On New Years Eve, just in time to meet the year-end deadline, President Clinton signed the International Criminal Court (ICC) Treatya major victory for womens rights and human rights groups....

12/4/2000 - Republicans Announce Campaign Against The International Criminal Court
Republicans in the United States House of Representatives and Senate, led by Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Jesse Helms, have announced their plans to not ratify the Rome Statute for the International Criminal Court, making it a top legislative priority for next year....