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USA sanction employees of the International criminal court

The administration of US President Donald Trump has, for the first time imposed sanctions against the International criminal court (ICC, or in English: ICC) in The Hague. All ICC employees, who are involved in investigations in Afghanistan, the US military would not issue a US Visa more informed US foreign Minister Mike Pompeo on Friday in Washington. The first entry bans had already been adopted. The name of the Affected Pompeo is not called.

The chief U.S. diplomat accused the ICC is an attack on the US rule of law. It was not yet too late for the court to change course. He advise the court, "to do immediately". Pompeo has threatened further sanctions against the Hague court in the case of any investigations against US citizens. Also in the case of investigations against allies of the United States ICC staff with US should expect entry prohibited, said the Minister of foreign Affairs. Specifically, he called Israel.

"An attempt to prevent justice for the victims in Afghanistan"

Trumps National security adviser John Bolton, the criminal had threatened action against the Hague court in September. Trump said the ICC, a little later, in a speech before the UN General Assembly any legitimacy.

human rights groups have condemned the decision of the United States. A representative of Human Rights Watch spoke of "an obvious attempt to harass judges and prevent justice for the victims in Afghanistan".

ICC chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda is already investigating for some time of possible war crimes by US soldiers and agents of the U.S. secret service, the CIA. In doing so, the ill-treatment of detainees. For a critique of the Trump government to the court in the Hague had declared in September that it would continue "its work in accordance with the principles and the General idea of the supremacy of the Law, without quenching".

Bush refused to ratify

The ICC was set up in 2002 and is responsible for the global repression of war crimes, genocide, crimes against humanity and attacks on the sovereignty of States. Him 123 countries, the United States is not joined.

The ICC is not to be confused with the International court of justice (ICJ, or in English: ICJ) is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations and its seat in the peace Palace in The Hague, Netherlands. The Special feature of the ICC is that individuals can be accused (if a state recognizes the court, or a Resolution of the security Council).

The former US President George W. Bush refused to do in the times of the US"war against Terror" the ratification of the ICC accession. In 2002, the U.S. Congress passed a law to protect U.S. soldiers from prosecution by the court.


Created: 15.03.2019, 20:45 PM

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