US revokes ICC prosecutor’s visa over Afghan probe

US revokes ICC prosecutor’s visa over Afghan probe

The US has revoked the visa for the chief prosecutor of the ICC, her office said Friday. The move against Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, a Gambian national, comes weeks after US Secy of State Mike Pompeo announced restrictions on ICC staff who probe US or allied personnel. Bensouda asked ICC judges in 2017 for authorisation to open an investigation into alleged war crimes in Afghanistan by US troops.

Avi Khait
Avi Khait 1 year

The ICC was created for cases where legal system doesn't exist or is corrupt, such as Rwanda, Sudan, or Yugoslavia. The US is not perfect, but surely does not belong in that club.

Magister Mortran
Magister Mortran 1 year

Right so! This biased institution should be dissolved. The ICC lost all its credibility when it took sides in the Yugoslavian civil war.

Dakota Williams
Dakota Williams 1 year

So the ICC is investigating complaints of American war crimes in Afghanistan that the United States refuses to? Where do they get the jurisdiction to do this if the US is not member? Why was this judge given a visa in the first place, and when was it set to expire?

Brennan Foskolos
Brennan Foskolos 1 year

America absolutely disgusts me. For whatever reason we can’t just own up to the fact that we have committed condemnable atrocities, but we sure love to teach our children about how other countries are bad for doing that exact same thing... disgrace

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