Op-ed: US has assaulted rule of law by sanctioning ICC officials over Afghan war crimes probe

The United States has penalised the International Criminal Court for investigating war crimes in Afghanistan. In a bizarre but not unpredictable move, Washington has imposed penalties on the Prosecutor of the ICC for investigating crimes committed by US forces in Afghanistan. Sanctioning the officials of the ICC for carrying out their mandated duties would amount… Continue reading Op-ed: US has assaulted rule of law by sanctioning ICC officials over Afghan war crimes probe

US sanctions ICC prosecutor investigating American war crimes in Afghanistan

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday slapped sanctions on the top prosecutor of the International Criminal Court — a move that The Hague-based tribunal called a “serious” attack against the rule of law. The economic sanctions against Fatou Bensouda and another senior ICC official, Phakiso Mochochoko, after earlier visa bans on Bensouda and… Continue reading US sanctions ICC prosecutor investigating American war crimes in Afghanistan