Why is America not part of the International Criminal Court?

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Why is America not part of the International Criminal Court?

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Hello, Let me try to answer your question. There are a number of reasons why the US has chosen not to participate in the International Criminal Court (ICC) The Bush administration’s official and unofficial objections to the court: 1) Claimed infringement of national sovereignty 2) Claimed vague, broad, and unaccountable powers 3) Claimed possibility of politically motivated prosecutions 4) Claimed it would adversely affect peacekeeping and humanitarian missions 5) Claimed unreasonable powers for prosecutors 6) Opposition to inclusion of terrorism and drug crimes in the jurisdiction 7) Claimed alternate mechanisms available to deal with international crises Others have opposed the ICC: 1) Claimed lack of due process 2) Claimed incompatibility with the US Constitution Check out the following website if you would like to know more about the subject: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_

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