Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressed “great regret” that the U.S. is not a full member of the International Criminal Court, but said her country supports the organization. She made the statement at a town hall meeting in Kenya—part of her seven-nation African tour–in response to a question about why her government supports ICC action in the country, while still refusing to subject itself to the court. Former President Bill Clinton did sign the treaty setting up the ICC, but it was not submitted to congress. The Bush administration then withdrew Clinton’s signature over fears that it would lead to unfair prosecution of U.S. military personnel. So far, the Obama administration has taken no action to reapply for ICC membership.
Hillary Clinton says U.S. should have joined ICC