The Biden administration's lifting of Trump's noxious sanctions on the International Criminal Court prosecutor isn't enough. The US government can't credibly advocate for international justice if it seeks an exception for US and Israel war criminals.
Child soldier turned LRA commander says he was powerless to stop atrocities: A former Ugandan child soldier who became one of the top commanders of the rebel Lord's Resistance Army told judges at the International Criminal Court on Thursday that he was…
Yes, the prospect of an International Criminal Court investigation is undoubtedly making Israeli authorities more defensive, but when the alternative is impunity for war crimes, that's a price to be paid.
Biden promised to promote human rights in his foreign policy. He took important steps on Saudi Arabia, Yemen and the International Criminal Court, but he could do more to stop arming abusers and to support civic activists under attack by foes AND friends.
The Israeli government won't cooperate with the International Criminal Court. It says it investigates its own but prosecutes few. It rejects ICC jurisdiction but Palestine ratified the court's treaty so war crimes in occupied territory can be prosecuted.
Here's something to give the Myanmar junta nightmares: if it isn't recognized as the country's government, representatives of the ousted government might confer jurisdiction on the International Criminal Court, allowing prosecution of junta atrocities.
The UN rapporteur for Myanmar said heightened international pressure is needed to stop the junta’s assault. "He proposed a global arms embargo...sanctions on the military’s businesses and a UN Security Council referral to the International Criminal Court."
Washington would not allow Americans to be threatened by ‘a kangaroo court,’ said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo after President Trump authorized sanctions against an International Criminal Court investigation into whether U.S. forces committed war crimes in Afghanistan
The Trump administration today said it would ban International Criminal Court personnel from entering the country if they attempt to investigate the US for its human rights abuses. Our full statement: