Argument: US Article 98 does not seek to undermine the ICC
- Debate: International Criminal Court - con argument.
"Frequently Asked Questions About the U.S. Government's Policy Regarding the International Criminal Court (ICC)". State Department. 30 July 2003 - "The U.S. Government (USG) proposed agreement undercuts/attacks the ICC.
- Our draft agreement is fully consistent with the Rome Statute. Article 98 of the Statute expressly contemplates such agreements.
- During the UN Security Council debate on protections for peacekeepers from the ICC, countries that are leading proponents of the court urged us to make use of Article 98 agreements as a means of addressing our concerns about the court."