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ICC concerned over US decision to impose sanctions

June 13, 2020

Via: Jurist

The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Friday expressed “profound regret” and concern thatat the US decision to impose sanctions against it that may impede ongoing investigations throughout the world.

US President Donald Trump announced on Thursday a litany of sanctions against the ICC, its staff and those aiding the investigation. The announcement followed the recent decision by the ICC to approve an investigation into “alleged crimes committed on the territory of Afghanistan in the period since 1 May 2003, as well as other alleged crimes that have a nexus to the armed conflict in Afghanistan,” that may have been committed by the US and its allies.

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