Apr 21 2008
Cross-posted from EENR Blog
The Kyoto Treaty is not the only treating affecting human survival that Bush prefers let languish without the participation of the United States. He also unsigned us from the Rome Treaty that established the International Criminal Court.
ROME STATUTE OF THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT
The States Parties to this Statute,
Conscious that all peoples are united by common bonds, their cultures pieced together in a
shared heritage, and concerned that this delicate mosaic may be shattered at any time,
Mindful that during this century millions of children, women and men have been victims of
unimaginable atrocities that deeply shock the conscience of humanity,
Recognizing that such grave crimes threaten the peace, security and well-being of the world,
Affirming that the most serious crimes of concern to the international community as a whole
must not go unpunished and that their effective prosecution must be ensured by taking measures at
the national level and by enhancing international cooperation,
Determined to put an end to impunity for the perpetrators of these crimes and thus to
contribute to the prevention of such crimes,
. . .