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3/10/2005 - Bush Nominates Anti-UN Candidate for Ambassador to the UN
Earlier this week, President Bush nominated John Bolton to be the United States Ambassador to the United Nations, angering women's rights and human rights advocates....

6/18/2004 - Kofi Annan Opposes Allowing US Troops Exemption from International Court
United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan is urging the Security Council to oppose the United States' attempt to obtain another exemption for US troops from prosecution under the International Criminal Court (ICC)....

2/3/2004 - US Cuts Aid to Ecuador Over International Criminal Court
The United States is withholding millions of dollars in military aid to Ecuador because of Ecuador's reluctance to sign an agreement with the US that would grant US military immunity from the International Criminal Court (ICC)....

11/19/2003 - Cherie Booth Criticizes Bush's Stance on the International Criminal Court
Cherie Booth, a leading human rights attorney and Prime Minister Tony Blair's wife, criticized the Bush administration's opposition to the International Criminal Court (ICC)....

7/1/2003 - Countries Set to Lose US Aid Over ICC Immunity
Threatened with cuts in US military assistance, nearly 50 countries-mostly small, poor nations strongly reliant on international aid-have signed immunity deals (also known as Article 98 agreements) with Washington, allowing the US to effectively bypass the International Criminal Court (ICC)....

6/12/2003 - US Seeks Extension of Immunity from the ICC
Exacerbating an already deteriorating reputation in the international community, the United States this week resumed its call for extended immunity from the International Criminal Court (ICC)....

2/11/2003 - Afghan Warlords Will Face International Criminal Court
Human Rights Watch reports that Afghan warlords who commit atrocities in the future may face prosecution by the new International Criminal Court (ICC)....

2/6/2003 - Six Female Judges Elected to International Criminal Court
Six women and one man were elected to the 18-member International Criminal Court (ICC) after the first round of voting on Tuesday....

1/16/2003 - Rape Used as Systematic Weapon of War in Sierra Leone
Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a report today stating that all parties in Sierra Leones ten-year civil war committed systematic sexual violence....

1/13/2003 - Afghanistan Joins ICC, Stability Remains Key Concern
Afghanistan today announced its decision to join the International Criminal Court (ICC), signaling the governments increased efforts to weaken the power of feuding warlords, reported the Reuters English News Service....

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....

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....

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....