Lawyers & legal scholars issue statement opposing US ICC sanctions

174 lawyers, legal scholars, judges and prosecutors have issued a statement urging President Trump to rescind the Executive Order of 11 June 2020 which authorised sanctions on officials of the International Criminal Court investigating US personnel for alleged war crimes in Afghanistan (see post). The statement says that sanctioning ICC lawyers for carrying out their responsibilities “is wrong in principle, …

About Michael O'Kane

Michael O'Kane

Michael was called to the Bar in 1992 and prior to joining Peters & Peters was a senior specialist prosecutor at the Crown Prosecution Service Headquarters (CPS). He was a key member of a small specialist unit responsible for the prosecution of serious and high-profile fraud, terrorist,...

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