International Criminal Court prosecutor seeks approval to resume Afghan war crimes investigation

The International Criminal Court prosecutor on Monday said he was seeking approval to resume a war crimes investigation of Afghanistan, focusing on the actions of the Taliban and the Islamic State Khorasan (ISIS-K) militia. A statement said the request was being made to the court’s judges in light of developments since the Taliban militants seized… Read More International Criminal Court prosecutor seeks approval to resume Afghan war crimes investigation

Afghan envoy meet ICC prosecutors to discuss war crimes investigation

The Afghan foreign minister and prosecutors from the International Criminal Court have met in The Hague to discuss the ICC’s war crimes investigation in Afghanistan, both sides said in a joint statement on Sunday. The ICC is investigating alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Afghanistan since 2003 by all sides in the… Read More Afghan envoy meet ICC prosecutors to discuss war crimes investigation

U.S. judge blocks sanctions targeting human rights lawyers, war crimes tribunal

A U.S. judge on Monday blocked the Trump administration from sanctioning human rights lawyers for supporting the work of the world’s war crimes tribunal, the International Criminal Court. U.S. District Judge Katherine Polk Failla in Manhattan issued a preliminary injunction against the White House from imposing criminal or civil penalties against four law professors under… Read More U.S. judge blocks sanctions targeting human rights lawyers, war crimes tribunal

International Criminal Court chief prosecutor files request to overturn rejection of Afghan war crimes probe

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) filed a request on Friday seeking to overturn the rejection of her planned investigation into war crimes in Afghanistan allegedly committed by both Taliban insurgents and U.S. troops. In April, the court refused lead prosecutor Fatou Bensouda’s request to open an investigation into alleged atrocities by… Read More International Criminal Court chief prosecutor files request to overturn rejection of Afghan war crimes probe

U.S. revokes visa of International Court prosecutor Fatou Bensouda over Afghan war crimes probe

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said Friday that her U.S. visa has been revoked, in what appears to a crackdown on the global tribunal by the Trump administration. In a statement confirming the revocation, Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda’s office stressed that she has an independent and impartial mandate under the court’s founding treaty, the… Read More U.S. revokes visa of International Court prosecutor Fatou Bensouda over Afghan war crimes probe