It will be up to ICC States Parties to demonstrate to the U.S. government the diplomatic costs of these unwarranted attacks on the Court and the international justice system embedded in the Rome Statute.
A June 11 executive order authorized by President Donald Trump enables U.S. officials to take action against individuals who carry out work on behalf of or co-operate with the International Criminal Court when their work includes investigations of U.S. nationals or those of U.S. allies. White House photograph by Tia Dufour
Only time will tell what will come of the recent escalation of hostilities between the U.S. government and the International Criminal Court (ICC).
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CSC says the external reviewers act as a ‘key safeguard’ to the new ‘structured intervention unit' approach, but the researchers say it's precisely that ‘legitimacy’ the oversight lends that makes its failure a problem.