President Joe Biden has revoked an executive order that blocked property associated with the International Criminal Court and lifted sanctions against ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda.
The revelations brings to an end orders by former U.S President Donald Trump not only on Fatou Bensouda but also Phakiso Mochochoko, the Head of Jurisdiction.
Also terminated was visa restriction on other ICC personnel upon review by Joe Biden administration who termed them inappropriate and ineffective.
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Even though the U.S disagrees strongly with ICC on Afghanistan and Palestine situation, they still main their longstanding objection to assert jurisdiction against both personnel and non-personnel parties such as Israel and
According to the State Government, they hope that the matter will be dealt with accordingly through dialogue among the stakeholders rather than imposing sanctions.
“Our support for the rule of law, access to justice, and accountability for mass atrocities are important U.S. national security interests that are protected and advanced by engaging with the rest of the world to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.
Since the Nuremberg and Tokyo Tribunals after World War II, U.S. leadership meant that history permanently recorded fair judgments issued by international tribunals against justly convicted defendants from the Balkans to Cambodia, to Rwanda and elsewhere.
We have carried on that legacy by supporting a range of international, regional, and domestic tribunals, and international investigative mechanisms for Iraq, Syria, and Burma, to realize the promise of justice for victims of atrocities. We will continue to do so through cooperative relationships.” Said State Government.