International Criminal Court condemns U.S. sanctions


"U.S. President Donald Trump had announced sanctions against ICC staff investigating American troops and intelligence officials for possible war crimes in Afghanistan and elsewhere."

MK Digital Line 
Mr. Trump’s order would block the financial assets of court employees and bar them and their immediate relatives from entering the United States.

The Court, which has 123 member states, said in a statement released early Friday that it “stands firmly by its staff and officials and remains unwavering in its commitment to discharging, independently and impartially, the mandate” laid down in its founding treaty, the Rome Statute.

It said an attack on the Hague-based court also constitutes “an attack against the interests of victims of atrocity crimes, for many of whom the Court represents the last hope for justice.” 

O-Gon Kwon, president of the Court’s management and oversight mechanism, the Assembly of States Parties, also criticised the U.S. measures.

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