In the United States and the wider world, seismic discussions are raging about the need to see justice done when fundamental human rights are violated. This is no time for any government to exert coercion against an international court that was created to do justice when there is nowhere else to turn for it.
But last week, in the latest of an escalating series of attacks against the International Criminal Court, President Trump’s administration announced new acts of economic pressure against the court. Why? Simply for doing its work by seeking to investigate allegations of war crimes committed in Afghanistan. Allies of America, human rights organizations and bar associations — notably the European Union, France, Germany and the American Bar Association — have expressed deep concern.… Seguir leyendo »