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H.Res. 1058: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States should accede to the Rome Statute and become a full member of the International Criminal Court.

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123 countries are members of the ICC; should the United States join them?

Context

Since February’s Russian invasion of Ukraine, atrocities have captured the world’s attention, particularly the graphic images out of the Kyiv suburb of Bucha.

On March 15, the Senate unanimously passed a resolution condemning the Russian military for war crimes. The next day, March 16, President Joe Biden called Russian dictator Vladimir Putin a “war criminal,” A few weeks later, on April 4, Biden called for Putin to face a war crimes trial.

But those are just words. The International Criminal Court (ICC) is the body with actual authority to put Putin on trial for war crimes. While the ICC indeed launched a war crimes investigation, the investigation’s official conclusion has not yet …

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Ilhan Omar

Sponsor. Representative for Minnesota's 5th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Apr 14, 2022
Length: 3 pages
Introduced
Apr 14, 2022
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Status

Introduced on Apr 14, 2022

This resolution is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on April 14, 2022. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Cosponsors

9 Cosponsors (9 Democrats)

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History

Apr 14, 2022
 
Introduced

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Agreed To

H.Res. 1058 is a simple resolution in the United States Congress.

A simple resolution is used for matters that affect just one chamber of Congress, often to change the rules of the chamber to set the manner of debate for a related bill. It must be agreed to in the chamber in which it was introduced. It is not voted on in the other chamber and does not have the force of law.

Resolutions numbers restart every two years. That means there are other resolutions with the number H.Res. 1058. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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