Caught in crossfire over ICC

  • 2003-08-28
  • Simonas Girdzijauskas
The three Baltic countries, among seven NATO-aspirant countries set to jointhe alliance next May, have calmly observed an international debate loomingover the issue of a cutoff of military assistance by the United States as aresponse to their failure to ratify Article 98 of the Rome Statute, thefounding document of the International Criminal Court. Under Article 98,U.S. servicemen would receive an exemption from being prosecuted by the ICC.The United States has pressured individual countries to ratify the articlebecause, according to the U.S. government, the structure of the organizationdoe...
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