International Law & Treaties

History has taught us that the promotion of international law via institutions like the UN and the Int'l Criminal Court is important. We blog on and advocate for a cooperative U.S. role in the world, including participating fully in important treaties such as Law of the Sea, the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women, the Arms Trade Treaty, the Disability Treaty, etc.

Latest Campaigns

Write to your Senators in support of lifting US restrictions on funding and supporting the ICC and other international criminal tribunals. The lifting of certain restrictions would allow the US give in-kind support to the ICC.
Opponents of diplomacy are hoping to kill the new deal with Iran. We can stop them.
Whether you're concerned about the environment, human rights, or trade inequalities, the TPP lacks a fair, accountable and transparent way to settle these disputes.
We are calling on Jordan, party to the ICC and UNSC President in April, to pursue criminal charges against ISIS individuals at the ICC. We will also encourage a UNSC resolution to freeze assets of ISIS supporters and create a legitimate use of force.


News and Updates

By Tad Daley | July 31, 2015 - 1:13pm EDT
The new report from the Commission on Global Security, Justice, and Governance, co-chaired by former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, suggests that the 75th anniversary year in 2020 might be the moment to reinvent the United Nations. What kind of United Nations would we invent if we were designing it from scratch today? The UN Charter was signed by President Harry S. Truman and other world leaders in San [...] Read More
By Rene Wadlow | July 27, 2015 - 10:00am EDT
The trial of Hissène Habré, former President of Chad, which opened in Dakar, Senegal, on July 20 marks a new step in trans-national law. Habré will be tried in a specially constituted court created by a treaty between the African Union and the State of Senegal. The court is modeled on the statues of the International Criminal Court (ICC), but is to deal only with cases concerning Africans. It will be important to see if [...] Read More
Courtesy of the Coalition for the International Criminal Court
By Ronald Glossop | July 13, 2015 - 10:00am EDT
There are two important dates in July for globally-minded Americans.  The 4th of July is an important date for our country, and the 17th of July is an important day for our whole world community.   The Rome Statute establishing the International Criminal Court (ICC) was adopted on July 17, 1998.   Five years ago the UN designated July 17th as "International Criminal Justice Day." The day will be celebrated by advocates [...] Read More