U.S. Amends BIA Policy to Allow Limited Aid to ICC Members

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Friday, December 1, 2006
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
22
Issue: 
12
478
Abstract: 
At the start of October 2006, Congress passed the Imhofe Amendment, repealing the provisions of the American Servicemembers Protection Act (ASPA) that forbids disbursement of International Military Education and Training (IMET) funds to countries who are members of the International Criminal Court that have refused to sign a Bilateral Immunity Agreement (BIA) with the U.S. Additionally, on October 2, 2006, President George Bush invoked the waiver provision under ASPA and issued a memorandum stating that the prohibition on IMET funds will be waived to all the 21 ICC members that have refused to sign BIAs and were due to receive IMET funds ... [more]