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 Leon israel (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons
By Sarah Del Vecchio | November 04, 2015 - 10:00am EST
When you think of gender-based violence, you may think of women abused in a refugee camp or conflict zone; you may think of a wife mistreated by her husband. However, gender-based violence seeps into all aspects of society, including the labor force—and it carries a high cost. The McKinsey Global Institute recently published a report that found achieving equality in the workplace could result in a $12 trillion to $28 [...] Read More
Paris, eiffel tower, climate change
By Victoria Barrow | October 30, 2015 - 10:00am EDT
No, it doesn’t involve pastries or the Eiffel tower. From November 30 to December 11, over 190 nations will meet up in Paris to plan a new global agreement on climate change. This agreement will replace current policies on greenhouse gas emissions, which expire in 2020. Here’s what you need to know: 1.  What is it? This conference is formally known as COP21, or the “21st Session of the Conference of the Parties to the [...] Read More
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