The court would force the US and other western nations to forfeit sovereignty and traditional due process   WASHINGTON, May 6, 2002 ( – American President George Bush will not allow the International Criminal Court treaty to be ratified by the United States Senate. “We think it was a mistake to have signed it,” an administration official said. “We have said we will not submit it to the Senate for ratification.”

Officials also said that the Bush Administration’s renunciation of the ICC treaty means the United States will not recognize the court’s jurisdiction and will not submit to any of its orders. Additionally, it will assert its refusal to be bound by the 1969 Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties, which outlines the obligations of nations to obey other international treaties. “Article 18 of the Vienna Convention requires signatory nations like the United States to refrain from taking steps to undermine treaties they sign, even if they do not ratify them,” noted the New York Times.

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