Journalist, lecturer, and author Adam Hochschild discusses the role African and Asian troops from European colonies played in World War I.
Luis Moreno-Ocampo is the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. As a Prosecutor in Argentina, Mr. Moreno-Ocampo was involved in precedent-setting prosecutions of top military commanders for mass killings and other large-scale human rights abuses.
On July 17, 1998, the Rome Statute, the founding document of the International Criminal Court, was overwhelmingly approved by the countries attending the Rome Conference. one hundred twenty voted in favor of the document. While representatives from the United States made many important contributions to the Rome Statute, the United States was ultimately one of only seven nations who voted against it.* President Bill Clinton signed the treaty in the last days of his presidency in 2000. However, it was never submitted to the Senate for ratification. The fact that the United States is not a member of the ICC has sparked strong opinions on both sides of the issue. In this reading you will find two documents that exemplify the debate around the United States decision not to join the ICC.
Facing History and Ourselves believes that definitions are “works-in-progress.” Our understanding of ideas is continually refined as we learn new information, often in collaboration with others. As we study the past and reflect on experiences in the present, we encourage students to construct their own meaning of important concepts. The “working definitions” provided in this glossary reflect how students might begin to define key terms they will encounter as they study international justice.