US Sanctions Targeting International Criminal Court Are An Outrage

By the International Association of Democratic Lawyers. -

On 2 September 2020, U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo announced the imposition of sanctions on Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda and prosecution jurisdiction director for authorizing such an [...]

EU And France Call On US To Reverse ‘Unacceptable’ Sanctions Against ICC’s War Crimes Investigators

US sanctions against two International Criminal Court officials are “unacceptable and unprecedented” and should be reversed, said the EU’s top diplomat, while the French foreign minister called [...]

US Punishes ICC For Investigating Potential War Crimes

By Susan M. Akram, The Conversation. -

The Trump administration has sought to weaken or abandon various international agencies since 2016. Now it’s taking aim at the International Criminal Court, a global tribunal that investigates [...]

Israel’s Secret List Of Officials Who May Stand Trial At International Court

By Noa Landau, Haaretz. -

Israel is drawing up a secret list of military and intelligence officials who might be subject to arrest abroad if the International Criminal Court in the Hague opens an investigation into [...]

‘Godfather’ Donald’s Mafia War On The ICC

By Danny Sjursen, AntiWar.com. -

Free advice: one way for an administration to avoid the ire of an International Criminal Court (ICC) is not to act like a mafia crime family. Appearances and all. Only discretion has never been [...]

US And Israel Team Up To Thwart War Crimes Probes

By Maureen Clare Murphy, Electronic Intifada. -

The US secretary of state’s threats to sanction two employees working for the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court and their families last month may have been the opening salvoes [...]

Scheer Intelligence: Even The ICC Can’t Rein In American Exceptionalism

By Robert Scheer, KCRW.com. -

In early March, senior judges in the international criminal court ruled that an investigation into the actions the U.S., Afghan and Taliban military committed in 2003 could take place, [...]

Team Trump Failed To Bully ICC Into Dropping War Crimes Probe

By Marjorie Cohn, Truthout. -

fter the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) found a reasonable basis to believe that U.S. military and CIA leaders committed war crimes and crimes against humanity in [...]

Afghanistan: ICC Appeals Chamber Authorises The Opening Of An Investigation

By Staff, Icc-cpi.int -

Today, 5 March 2020, the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court ('ICC' or 'Court') decided unanimously to authorise the Prosecutor to commence an investigation into alleged crimes [...]

Palestinians Decry ICC Prosecutor’s Delay Of Israeli War Crimes Investigation

By Marjorie Cohn, Truthout.org -

In a significant development for Israeli accountability, Fatou Bensouda, chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), seeks to launch an investigation into war crimes committed in [...]

ICC Decision To Investigate War Crimes Touches Israelis’ Deepest Fear (Accountability)

By Jonathan Ofir, Mondoweiss.net -

The recently announced decision of the International Criminal Court to investigate Israeli war crimes (pending a pre-Trial chamber decision on the “territories” at hand), has hit a raw nerve in [...]

US Leaders Can Now Be Prosecuted For Illegal War

By C.J. Polychroniou, Truthout.org -

War is gathering around the world, and autocratic leaders are undermining the legal checks on their discretion to launch attacks abroad. With the rule of law under threat, the International [...]

Center For Constitutional Rights Alleges U.S. Interference Into International Criminal Court

By Melanie Burney, Inquirer.com -

June 6, 2019, New York –Yesterday, the Center for Constitutional Rights filed a complaint with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers alleging ongoing [...]

Facing The Facts: Israel Cannot Escape ICC Jurisdiction

By Ramzy Baroud, Dissidentvoice.org -

The Chief Military Advocate General of the Israeli army, Sharon Afek, and the US Department of Defense General Counsel, Paul Ney, shared a platform at the ‘International Conference on the Law of [...]

ICC Refuses To Investigate Crimes In Afghanistan, U.S. Torture

By Center for Constitutional Rights. -

April 12, 2019, Paris, The Hague, New York – In what human rights groups call an appalling decision, the ICC Pre-Trial Chamber II decided not to grant the Prosecutor’s request to open an [...]

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