The EU considers unacceptable the decision by trump to impose sanctions against members of the International criminal court

The European Union considers unacceptable the decision of the President of the United States Donald trump to impose sanctions against members of the International criminal court. About it it is spoken in the statement of the EU high representative for foreign Affairs and security policy, Josep Borrell.

“Sanctions against those involved in the work of the ICC, its employees and their families as well as individuals associated with the ICC are inadmissible and unprecedented in its scope and content. Taking the fight against impunity, the ICC must be able to work independently and impartially. The EU remains committed to the protection of the court from any external interference aimed at obstructing justice and undermining international criminal justice,” said Borrell.

According to him, Brussels is hoping that the US will change its position.

The international criminal court started work in 2002. States become parties by ratification of the Rome Statute (already ratified by 123 countries).

In 2017, the chief Prosecutor of the International criminal court Fatou Bensouda has asked the judges of the ICC the mandate to investigate possible crimes committed in Afghanistan by members of the radical Islamist Taliban movement, the Afghan government forces and foreign armed forces, including the us.

“There is reason to believe that members of the armed forces of the United States and employees of the Central intelligence Agency used torture, resorted to abuse, encroachment upon personal dignity, rape against conflict-related detainees in Afghanistan and other places, mainly in the period 2003-2004”, – said then Bensouda.

The United States in 2018 considered the possibility to impose sanctions against the court, and in 2019 has revoked the visa Bencode, which is a citizen of the Gambia.

In March 2020, the ICC approved the investigation.

On 11 June the President of the United States Donald trump has signed the decree about the economic sanctions against members of the ICC. The document gives Secretary Mike Pompeo the authority to prohibit employees of the ICC to enter the United States and freeze their assets in the country.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Releated

The EU supports the Belarusian people – Borrell

Vice-President of the European Commission, high representative of the Union for foreign Affairs and security policy Josep Borrell supported the demonstrators who took to the streets of Belarusian cities. About this he wrote in Twitter on Sunday, August 16. “Hundreds of thousands of Belarusians went out today on a peaceful demonstration, demanding the release of […]

Adviser to trump denies the media reports about the alleged intentions of the White house to meet with Putin before the election

Advisor to the President for national security Robert O’brien denied that the us President intends to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin before the presidential elections in the United States. About it the adviser said in comments to NBC News on August 16. Earlier on Sunday, the channel, citing sources reported that trump was considering […]

Workers of two factories in Belarus, announced the strike Monday

Labor collectives of the plant “Belaruskali” and refinery “Naftan”, on August 16 announced that Monday, August 17, join the nationwide strike in Belarus, reported the news portal TUT.BY. The workers demanded to release all political prisoners and participants of peaceful demonstrations, the resignation of Alexander Lukashenko, the holding of fair and transparent elections, and investigations […]

Russia was seen paddy wagons and unmarked rooms, which were moving toward the border with Belarus – Conflict Intelligence Team

From Russia to the border with Belarus, according to eyewitnesses, moving cars similar to police cars, unmarked. About this in Facebook the evening of August 16, said the investigative group Conflict Intelligence Team (CIT). “The information about the transfer of personnel of Regardie towards Belarus seems to be confirmed”, – stated in the message. The […]