I noticed an interested Reservation in the US Ratification of the Convention on Genocide. If the Palestinian people, the indigenous communities of Guatemala, or any other victims of the US were to ever attempt to charge the US government with genocide in the International Court of Justice, it’s worth noting that the US has exempted itself from such charges.
Specifically, the first Reservation submitted with the US ratification of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide states:
That with reference to article IX of the Convention, be fore any dispute to which the United States is a party may be submitted to the jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice under this article, the specific consent of the United States is required in each case.
Coincidentally, the US government ratified the Convention on Genocide during the reign of the Reagan administration—-the administration that earned the US the condemnation of the International Court of Justice for its illegal “dirty war” against the Nicaraguan government. This is also why the US still refuses to recognize the jurisdiction of the ICJ.