Lee A. Casey


This article argues against participation by the United States in the International Criminal Court. The article attempts to show that participation in the ICC regime would be inconsistent with American democracy, inimical to American national interests and would violate the Constitution. Were the United States to become a State party to the Rome Statute, it would, for the first time since July 4, 1776, acknowledge the superior authority of an institution neither elected by the American people, nor accountable to them for its actions. Not surprisingly, ratification of the Rome Statute also would violate the Constitution