At the 9th session of the ICC's Assembly of States Parties meeting at the United Nations, the United States spoke as a non-state party in support of the work of the Court.
The Ambassador spoke to the success of the Review Conference in Kampala, Uganda, and reminded the assembly that the United States has worked in a cooperative manner with other states to achieve important decisions on stocktaking and other aspects of the Review Conference. At the end of his speech, Ambassador Rapp spoke passionately about the importance of the ICC. "We owe to all of humankind," said Rapp, "to make the institutions of international and national justice so effective that individuals will be deterred from committing acts of genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity."
Photos by Hannah Dunphy for the American Coalition for the International Criminal Court (AMICC)