‘Major international victory’: Trump cheers ICC decision not to probe US atrocities

After the International Criminal Court (ICC) declined to investigate claims of US atrocities in Afghanistan, US President Donald Trump cheered the decision but said the ICC was ‘illegitimate’ and US and allies beyond its reach.

‘This is a major international victory, not only for these patriots, but for the rule of law,’ the White House said in a statement, referring to the ICC decision to reject the request to investigate the actions of US military and intelligence officials in Afghanistan.

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Pompeo warns ICC staff about visa revocations

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ICC orders conditional release of former I. Coast leader Gbagbo

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US threatens to arrest ICC judges who probe war crimes

The United States threatens to arrest and sanction judges and other officials of the International Criminal Court if it moves to charge any American who served in Afghanistan with war crimes.

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Trump administration closing Washington PLO office

(10 Sep 2018) The Trump administration announced the closure of the Palestinian diplomatic mission in Washington and threatened sanctions against the International Criminal Court if it pursues investigations against the U.S., Israel, or other allies. (Sept. 10)

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Catalogue of abuse: seeking justice for the Rohingya

Almost a year since the Myanmar army began its crackdown on Rohingya muslims in Rakhine state, teams of investigators and Rohingya refugees collect victim testimonies and signatures to send to The Hague, where the International Criminal Court (ICC) is being urged to open an investigation into crimes against humanity.