The below ICC-related bills (H.R. or S.) and resolutions (H.Res. or S.Res.) have been introduced and, in some cases acted on by either the House of Representative or the Senate. The majority of them accept the ICC as an institution and recognize the Court's activities, including arrest warrants. Many of them relate to situations (Darfur and Uganda) that are under investigation by the ICC.
"on April 27, 2007, the International Criminal Court, acting under the authority provided in Security Council Resolution 1593 (2005), issued arrest warrants for Sudan's Humanitarian Affairs Minister Ahmad Muhammad Harun and Janjaweed Colonel Ali Muhammad Al Abd-Al-Raham seeking their arrest for 51 counts including 6 counts involving rape"
"It is the sense of the Senate that (1) the establishment of an international criminal court with jurisdiction over crimes of an international character would greatly strengthen the international rule of law; (2) such a court would thereby serve the interests of the United States and the world community; and (3) the United States delegation should make every effort to advance this proposal at the United Nations. [...] The United States Senate will not consent to the ratification of a treaty providing for United States participation in an international criminal court with jurisdiction over crimes of an international nature which permits representatives of any terrorist organization, including but not limited to the Palestine Liberation Organization, or citizens, nationals or residents of any country listed by the Secretary of State under section 6(j) of the Export Administration Act of 1979 as having repeatedly provided support for acts of international terrorism, to sit in judgement on American citizens."
"It is the sense of Congress that (1) the United States should explore the need for the establishment of an International Criminal Court on a universal or regional basis to assist the international community in dealing more effectively with criminal acts defined in international conventions; and (2) the establishment of such a court or courts for the more effective prosecution of international criminals should not derogate from established standards of due process, the rights of the accused to a fair trial and the sovereignty of individual nations."
None to date in 113th Congress.
"the International Criminal Court is an independent body whose mission is to try individuals for crimes within its jurisdiction, including crimes against humanity, war crimes, and genocide"
"Joseph Kony, the leader of the LRA, and several of his top commanders have been indicted by the International Criminal Court for war crimes and crimes against humanity, including murder, enslavement, sexual enslavement, pillaging, and rape"
"on October 6, 2005, the International Criminal Court issued arrest warrants against Joseph Kony and his top commanders for war crimes and crimes against humanity, yet they remain at large"
"The President shall impose on any person or government at least two of the sanctions specified in section 7 if the President determines and certifies to the appropriate congressional committees that such person or government has failed to execute an International Criminal Court arrest warrant against any Government of Sudan official"
"Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no funds made available to any department, agency, or entity of the United States Government or to any State or local government, including any court, may be used for United States participation in the International Criminal Court or its attendant activities, including any review conference or meeting of the Assembly of States Parties"
"Joseph Kony, the leader of the LRA, and several of his top commanders have been indicted by the International Criminal Court for war crimes and crimes against humanity, including rape, murder, enslavement, and sexual enslavement, and have forcibly recruited tens of thousands of children"
"the Secretary [of State] may pay a reward to any individual who furnishes information leading to ... the arrest or conviction in any country, or the transfer to or conviction by an international criminal tribunal (including a hybrid or mixed tribunal), of any foreign national accused of war crimes, crimes against humanity, or genocide, as defined under the statute of such tribunal"
"on October 6, 2005, the International Criminal Court issued arrest warrants against Joseph Kony and four of his top commanders for war crimes and crimes against humanity, yet they remain at large"
"welcomes the unanimous vote of the United Nations Security Council on resolution 1970 referring the situation in Libya to the International Criminal Court"
None to date in 113th Congress.
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