Sanctions Against ICC Officials: Al Jazeera

Donald Trump authorized economic and travel sanctions against International Criminal Court officials investigating military and intelligence officials of the US and its allies for war crimes in Afghanistan and elsewhere. The United States rejects ICC jurisdiction over US personnel, and the United Nations, the European Union and human rights groups condemn the sanctions. “The Hague-based court was created in 2002 to prosecute war crimes and crimes against humanity and genocide in areas where perpetrators might not otherwise face justice,” reports Al Jazeera. The order bars the offiicals and immediate relatives from entering the United States and blocks financial assets. The court initially rejected a request to investigate alleged war crimes in Afghanistan. The court’s chief prosecutor appealed, and the investigation was authorized in March. “The appellate ruling marked the first time the court's prosecutor had been cleared to investigate US forces, and set the global tribunal on a collision course with the Trump administration.” The US secretary of state says the country is capable of punishing citizens for atrocities. – YaleGlobal

Sanctions Against ICC Officials: Al Jazeera

Trump authorizes sanctions to punish ICC officials investigating alleged war crimes by US forces and allies including Israel
Friday, June 12, 2020

Read the article from Al Jazeera about the announcement of US sanctions on the International Criminal Court.

 	€149,205,600  27 cases and 34 arrest warrants  8 convictions and 4 acquittals

(Source: International Criminal Court)

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