April 3, 2013: The Department of State announces rewards of up to $5 million for information leading to the arrest, transfer, or conviction of ICC suspects Joseph Kony, Okot Odhiambo, Dominic Ongwen and Sylvestre Mudacumura under the expanded War Crimes Rewards Program (WCRP). Statement by Secretary John Kerry | More
January 15, 2013: President Obama signs into law S.2318, the Department of State Rewards Program Update and Technical Corrections Act of 2012, which expands Rewards for Justice to permit paying rewards for information leading to the arrest of ICC suspects. Statement by President Obama | More
October 17, 2012: At the first-ever open debate in the Security Council specifically about the ICC, US Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice recognizes "that the ICC can be an important tool for accountability" and that "we've responded positively to informal requests for assistance" from the ICC.
June 21, 2012: Former State Department Legal Adviser under George W. Bush, John B. Bellinger III, urges US Congress to amend the American Servicemembers' Protection Act (ASPA) to make it easier for the US to support "the court in cases where justice for international atrocities cannot be achieved through other means."
June 4, 2012: The US drops its long-standing reservation it previously inserted into annual ICC resolutions of the Organization of American States (OAS), signalling further easing of US concerns about the Court.
© 2013 AMICC All Rights Reserved. A Program of Columbia University Institute for the Study of Human Rights.