US impose sanctions against International Criminal Court | TIME ONLINE

The government of US President Donald Trump has sanctions against the International Criminal Court (ICC) imposed in The Hague. IStGH staff involved in investigating US military personnel deployed in Afghanistan will no longer be issued visas for the US, said Foreign Minister Mike Pompeo. The first entry bans have already been issued. The names of the victims did not name Pompeo.

Trump's National Security Advisor John Bolton threatened punitive measures against the Hague Court in September. He described the investigations into possible US war crimes in Afghanistan as an attack on the sovereignty of his country. A little later, Trump denied the ICC any legitimacy in a speech to the UN General Assembly.

ICTY Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda has been investigating potential war crimes committed by US soldiers and CIA agents for some time now. This is about the mistreatment of detainees. To the criticism of the Trump government, the court said in September that it would "continue its work according to the principles and the general idea of ​​the supremacy of the law, without being scared off"

USA does not recognize World Criminal Court

The ICC took up its work in 2002 and is responsible for the punishment of war crimes, genocide, crimes against humanity and attacks on the sovereignty of states. He owns 123 countries.

The United States but do not recognize the court. Former US President George W. Bush refused to ratify the accession. In 2002, the US Congress passed a bill to protect US soldiers from prosecution by the court.

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