Why the US should be supporting, not undermining, international justice
Liz Evenson is acting director in the International Justice Program of Human Rights Watch. Her research and advocacy centers on the International Criminal Court, monitoring the court’s institutional development and conducting advocacy toward court officials and its member countries. She holds a B.A. from the University of Chicago, an M.Phil from the University of Nottingham, and a J.D. from Columbia Law School.
The U.S. is acting to undermine the legitimate work of a treaty-based international court that steps in only where national courts do not conduct genuine investigations or prosecutions of serious international crimes