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David Stoelting papers, 1994-2012

International Criminal Court

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Box 1-8.1 Documents gathered by Stoelting in his capacity as a representative of the American Bar Association (ABA) and the New York City Bar Association (NYCBA), 1994 through 2004

Stoelting attended numerous meetings at the United Nations in New York and at The Hague regarding the negotiations over the ICC, including the Preparatory Committee on the ICC (1995-1998), the Rome Diplomatic Conference on the ICC (July 1998), and the Preparatory Committee on the ICC (1998-2002). At these meetings, Stoelting gathered the official UN and ICC documents and reports, as well as reports from the many NGOs involved with the creation of the ICC and international justice issues (Human Rights Watch, Amnesty Int'l, Coalition for the ICC, etc.).

Stoelting also drafted reports and recommendations on the ICC for the ABA and the NYCBA, and there are drafts of these reports as well as emails and faxes with comments. During these years Stoelting took part in the internal deliberations within the ABA and the ABCNY as those organizations debated positions on the ICC.

Stoelting was also a frequent speaker and author on ICC and international justice issues. Book: The Statute of the International Criminal Court: A Documentary History, compiled by M. Cherif Bassiouni.