FoxBusiness, WASHINGTON, March 25, 2009–The American Society of International Law’s (ASIL) independent Task Force on U.S. Policy Toward the International Criminal Court (ICC) will issue its report at a press conference on Friday, March 27, 2009, 10:00-11:00 a.m., in the Lisagor Room of the National Press Club, 529 14th St, NW, Washington, DC.
The Task Force, created this past fall, is chaired by former Legal Advisor to the State Department and Deputy Secretary of Defense William H. Taft, IV, and former U.S. federal appellate and International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) Judge Patricia M. Wald. Other members of the Task Force are former Congressman Mickey Edwards, Vanderbilt Law School Professor Michael A. Newton, former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, former International Court of Justice President Stephen M. Schwebel, former Deputy Prosecutor of the ICTY David Tolbert, and Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies Professor Ruth Wedgwood. (All members except O’Connor, Schwebel, and Wedgwood will be present at the press conference.) Copies of the report, which will recommend that President Obama announce a policy of positive engagement with the ICC, will be available at the news conference.