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The law firm's international law partner is an international law celebrity who was born in Europe and is now a U.S. citizen. He has been invited to speak at an international law conference and is going to give a speech on international war crimes. He has been very impressed with your work and wants your input regarding the United States' involvement with the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Specifically, he has asked that you research what the United States' official position is regarding the ICC, and then prepare him a summary of your findings. To complete your research, list and describe the sources of law that the ICC might utilize when trying a case.

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I am wondering where you are with your research. I located some good sources to consider, one of which I attached, which should point you in the right direction and get you started on this interesting assignment.

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1. Specifically, he has asked that you research what the United States' official position is regarding the ICC, and then prepare him a summary of your findings. To complete your research, list and describe the sources of law that the ICC might utilize when trying a case.

In 2002, the International Criminal Court (ICC) emerged. This meant that "crimes of the appropriate caliber committed after that date could fall under the jurisdiction of the ICC. The ICC is the first global permanent international court with jurisdiction to prosecute individuals for "the most serious crimes of concern to the international community."" ...

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Discusses the United States' official position is regarding the International Criminal Court (ICC), and the sources of law that the ICC might utilize when trying a case. Supplemented with an informative article on the ICC.

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