Archiv: Internationaler Strafgerichtshof / International Criminal Court (ICC)


06.03.2020 - 15:47 [ Jason Ditz / Antiwar.com ]

Pompeo: US Will Take ‘All Necessary Measures’ to Prevent ICC War Crimes Probe

Pompeo said it was reckless to even suggest an investigation after the Afghan peace deal was reached, and vowed the US would take “all necessary measures” to shield US personnel from the investigation.

06.03.2020 - 15:43 [ Jason Ditz / antikrieg.com ]

Pompeo: USA werden „alle notwendigen Maßnahmen“ ergreifen, um die Untersuchung von Kriegsverbrechen durch den IStGH zu verhindern

Pompeo sagte, es sei unverantwortlich, überhaupt nach dem afghanischen Friedensabkommen eine Untersuchung vorzuschlagen, und schwor, dass die Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika „alle notwendigen Maßnahmen“ ergreifen würden, um US-Personal vor der Untersuchung zu schützen.

06.03.2020 - 01:27 [ TOLOnews ]

ICC Rules to Investigate War Crime Cases in Afghanistan

According to the report, Washington signed, but never ratified, the Rome Statute that was founded by the tribunal in 2002. While the United States worked with the ICC under the Obama administration to bring Ugandan militants to justice, the Trump administration has been strongly critical of the organization.

27.02.2020 - 01:46 [ Portal amerika21.de ]

Venezuela hochrangig bei der Sitzung des UN-Menschenrechtsrats vertreten

Am Rande der UN-Sitzung ist der venezolanische Außenminister bereits am Montag in Genf mit Alfred de Zayas zusammengetroffen. Der US-amerikanische Völkerrechtler leistet Beiträge zur Untermauerung der Klage gegen die USA, die Venezuela vor dem Internationalen Strafgerichtshof in Den Haag eingereicht hat.

16.02.2020 - 17:03 [ Haaretz ]

A Different Germany? Not With Its Israel Policy

Late in her impressive career, under the threat of anti-Semitism in her country, Angela Merkel is willing to forgive Israel everything in an utter knee-jerk reaction. Thus she’s abusing her office as chancellor of the different Germany and one of the last defenders of human rights in the world. We’re left with Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping.

A Germany that doesn’t allow an investigation into war crimes, no matter by what country, isn’t a different Germany but a Germany that provokes war crimes.

16.02.2020 - 11:26 [ Portal amerika21.de ]

Venezuela fordert Anklage gegen US-Regierungsvertreter beim Internationalen Strafgerichtshof

Auch die Vollversammlung der Vereinten Nationen sprach sich unlängst generell gegen unilaterale Zwangsmaßnahmen aus. Diese widersprächen dem internationalen Recht, dem humanitären Völkerrecht, der UN-Charta und dem Prinzip der friedlichen Beziehungen zwischen den Staaten, hielten die Mitgliedsstaaten in einem Beschluss fest.

14.02.2020 - 16:52 [ Haaretz ]

Siding With Israel, Germany Says ICC Has No Jurisdiction in Palestinian Territories

Germany filed a petition Friday with the International Criminal Court in which it requested to be „a friend of the court“ (amicus curiae) in deliberations that will examine if the court has jurisdiction to rule whether Israel committed war crimes against Palestinians in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem.

In its petition, Germany backed Israel’s argument that the court’s jurisdiction does not extend to occupied Palestinian territories, as Palestine is not a state that fulfills all the criteria under general international law, although it has joined the ICC’s Rome Statute.

26.01.2020 - 15:09 [ Communist Party of Israel ]

CPI Rejects Any Imperialistic Steps by US Violating International Law

The CPI observed that “The true ‘Deal of the Century’ is a prime minister accused of corruption and a president under an impeachment trial attempting to save each other through a dangerous political maneuver that will set military rule over the Palestinian people in the occupied territories for generations.” The CPI reiterated its consistent and well-known position that “Only recognition of a Palestinian state, its people and its borders, and the end of the occupation is a long-overdue international obligation and a positive step towards peace. All states must now formally recognize a sustainable Palestinian state being established contiguous with the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital, demanding the end of the settlements policy and a just resolution of the Palestinian refugee question.”

26.01.2020 - 14:31 [ Haaretz ]

Gantz Niftily Averts White House Hazing but Trump Plan Still on Course to Rescue Netanyahu

Deal of the century offers Israelis annexation right now and Palestinians a Bantustan in the far future

26.01.2020 - 14:20 [ Haaretz ]

Annexation for Dummies: Making Sense of Netanyahu and Gantz’s Declarations

“The moment Israel carries out annexation it destroys this alibi and admits it does not think the final status needs to be determined by negotiations, and that Israeli control of the Palestinian population is not temporary,” says Sfard. “It destroys its only defense against the claim it is establishing an apartheid regime.”

It is no coincidence that the prosecutor at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Fatou Bensouda, mentioned Netanyahu’s intentions for the Jordan Valley when she determined that, as far as the objectives of international criminal law are concerned, the authority of the ICC should be recognized. These statements, she said, “reflect concerns of a potential de jure annexation.”

21.01.2020 - 17:13 [ ORF.at ]

Israel: Ganz kündigt Jordantal-Annexion an

Der rechtskonservative Ministerpräsident Benjamin Netanjahu hatte bereits vor der vergangenen Wahl im September erklärt, im Falle eines Wahlsieges das Jordantal annektieren zu wollen. Im Dezember sprach er davon, „eine US-Anerkennung unserer Souveränität im Jordantal und allen Siedlungen in Judäa und Samaria (Westjordanland) (zu) erzielen“.

21.01.2020 - 17:05 [ Haaretz ]

Gantz Vows to Annex Jordan Valley, ‚Hopes Trump Releases Peace Plan Soon‘

Up until recently, Kahol Lavan leader opposed publication of peace plan during campaign, calling it ‚outright intervention‘ in Israeli election

10.01.2020 - 16:28 [ Consortium News ]

Assassination and International Law

The United States most likely committed an act of aggression against Iran and killed Soleimani in violation of human rights law. Here is why:

Aggression was originally defined at the Nuremberg Tribunal and was then later codified in part by General Assembly Resolution 3314 as well as by the International Criminal Court (ICC). The ICC uses a definition of aggression derived from international customary law, which generally prohibits the invasion or attack with a state’s armed forces against the territory of another state — including through bombing a state, blockading its ports and coasts, or sending irregular/partisan/paramilitary forces to accomplish the same.

07.01.2020 - 06:29 [ MSNBC ]

Rep. Khanna: Article of impeachment ‚on the table‘ after Iran strike

Congressman Ro Khanna (D-CA) joins Hallie Jackson to discuss an upcoming war powers resolution in the House to prevent President Trump from escalating the conflict with Iran. Khanna describes any further action by the President that is not sanctioned by Congress as a „potentially impeachable offense.“

05.01.2020 - 12:49 [ Tagesschau ]

Bundesregierung hält an Irak-Einsatz fest

„Der Irak darf nicht im Chaos versinken. TerrorkriegUnd schon gar nicht darf der Irak unter die Kontrolle von Extremisten geraten“, sagte Verteidigungsministerin Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer am Samstagabend nach Regierungsberatungen und einer Unterrichtung der Obleute im Bundestag zur Lage.

05.01.2020 - 12:46 [ Tagesschau ]

Trump droht Iran mit Angriffen auf 52 Ziele

Auf Twitter richtete Trump äußerst konfrontative Worte an die Islamische Republik, der er dringend von Vergeltungsakten abriet: Die für den Iran und dessen Kultur teils sehr bedeutsamen Orte auf der Liste würden sonst „sehr schnell und sehr hart angegriffen“, schrieb er in Großbuchstaben – ebenso wie das Wort „Warnung“. Seine Tweet-Serie schloss Trump mit den Worten: „Die USA wollen keine Drohungen mehr!“

05.01.2020 - 05:24 [ Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Abgeordnete im US Repräsentantenhaus / Twitter ]

This is a war crime. Threatening to target and kill innocent families, women and children – which is what you’re doing by targeting cultural sites – does not make you a “tough guy.” It does not make you “strategic.” It makes you a monster.

05.01.2020 - 05:20 [ CNN ]

Trump warns Iran if it hits any Americans or American assets ‚we have targeted 52 Iranian sites‘

Donald Trump on Saturday drew what may come to be seen as the most significant red line of his presidency in a three-part tweet, vowing specific military action against Iran if it „strikes any Americans, or American assets.“
„We have … targeted 52 Iranian sites (representing the 52 American hostages taken by Iran many years ago), some at a very high level & important to Iran & the Iranian culture“ and „if Iran strikes any Americans, or American assets… Iran itself, WILL BE HIT VERY FAST AND VERY HARD,“ Trump wrote in a series of tweets.

27.12.2019 - 14:05 [ RT / Youtube ]

Uncut Chronicles: Blood & Tears. Gaza August 2014

(02.09.2014)

Israel and Gaza’s ruling Hamas agreed to an open-ended ceasefire on August 26 after seven weeks of fighting – an uneasy deal that halted the Protective Edge operation, with more than 2,200 killed.

27.12.2019 - 14:04 [ RT / Youtube ]

Uncut Chronicles: Gaza-Israel War. Deadly July 2014

(03.08.2014)

The IDF (Israeli Defense Forces) began their current operation against Hamas after three teens were kidnapped and killed. The military op has already claimed over 1,500 civilian lives in Gaza.

27.12.2019 - 13:31 [ Jerusalem Post ]

The ICC decision on Israel would make Himmler proud

SS Reichsfuhrer Heinrich Himmler, architect and director of the Holocaust, would be proud of the latest move by Fatou Bensouda, Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. Intent on the total elimination of the Jewish race, Himmler supported Amin al-Huseini, Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, in his plans to eradicate the Jews in Palestine.
Now Bensouda and the ICC have joined the international campaign aimed at eliminating the Jewish state, led by al-Huseini’s successors.

27.12.2019 - 13:28 [ Times of Israel ]

From The Gambia to The Hague: Meet Israel’s new public enemy number one

Israel has many detractors, real and imagined, but since Friday the country has a brand new public enemy number one: Fatou Bensouda, the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court.

Since announcing her intention to open an investigation into the “situation in Palestine” because she believes war crimes “have been or are being committed” there, the 58-year-old Gambia native has endured a massive wave of criticism.

27.12.2019 - 13:23 [ i24news.tv ]

Netanyahu vows to secure US recognition of West Bank settlements in victory speech

The veteran leader said that in the upcoming year he would „bring Israel more historic achievements that we can only dream of.

„We will set our final borders, bring about American recognition for Israeli control over the Jordan Valley, the Dead Sea and our sovereignty over every settlement in Judea and Samaria,“ he said.

24.12.2019 - 18:16 [ i24news.tv ]

Jordan Valley annexation plans halted after ICC statement

Plans of Israel’s incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to annex the West Bank’s Jordan Valley have reportedly entered a “deep freeze”over concerns that it could potentially intensify confrontation with the International Crime Court.

24.12.2019 - 18:12 [ i24news.tv ]

Israel bans officials from public discussions on ICC probe strategy

The move was initiated by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Ministers speaking on condition of anonymity were cited as saying that public discussion and media media coverage of Israel’s efforts to forestall the ICC from launching its probe could potentially compromise Israel’s national interests.

22.12.2019 - 19:41 [ Haaretz ]

Israeli Patriots and Justice Seekers Should Look to the Hague With Hope

Israel has done everything to reach The Hague. That’s what happens when the prosecution is a cemetery for war crimes, the High Court whitewashes them and the media hides them and covers for them. That’s the way it is when international law is disparaged for decades. There’s probably no other country that thumbs its nose at international law this way and pays no price for it. Perhaps now the moment of truth is approaching, the moment of penalty. It will be very good for Israel. It might clean out its stables, stained with blood and stolen land. Every Israeli patriot and seeker of justice should now look to The Hague with hope.

21.12.2019 - 23:19 [ RT / Youtube ]

Uncut Chronicles: Blood & Tears. Gaza August 2014

(02.09.2014)

Israel and Gaza’s ruling Hamas agreed to an open-ended ceasefire on August 26 after seven weeks of fighting – an uneasy deal that halted the Protective Edge operation, with more than 2,200 killed.

21.12.2019 - 23:16 [ RT / Youtube ]

Uncut Chronicles: Gaza-Israel War. Deadly July 2014

(03.08.2014)

The IDF (Israeli Defense Forces) began their current operation against Hamas after three teens were kidnapped and killed. The military op has already claimed over 1,500 civilian lives in Gaza.

21.12.2019 - 23:14 [ i24news.tv ]

Report: Israeli officials fear possible ICC prosecution

A full ICC investigation could possibly lead to charges against individuals. States cannot be charged by the ICC.

The ICC’s preliminary investigation has looked at the 2014 war which left 2,251 dead on the Palestinian side, the majority civilians, and 74 on the Israeli side, most of them soldiers.

21.12.2019 - 11:38 [ Internationaler Strafgerichtshof / International Criminal Court (ICC) ]

Statement of ICC Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, on the conclusion of the preliminary examination of the Situation in Palestine, and seeking a ruling on the scope of the Court’s territorial jurisdiction

As there has been a referral from the State of Palestine, there is no requirement to seek Pre-Trial Chamber’s authorisation before proceeding to open an investigation, and I do not seek to do so.

However, given the unique and highly contested legal and factual issues attaching to this situation, namely, the territory within which the investigation may be conducted, I deemed it necessary to rely on article 19(3) of the Statute to resolve this specific issue.

Earlier today, I therefore requested from Pre-Trial Chamber I a jurisdictional ruling on the scope of the territorial jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court („ICC“ or the „Court“) under article 12(2)(a) of the Rome Statute in Palestine.

21.12.2019 - 11:25 [ Haaretz ]

In Israel’s Attempt to Deflect ICC Prosecutor’s Call to Probe War Crimes, It Admitted to the Occupation

Gripped by panic at Fatou Bensouda’s statement that there’s reasonable basis to investigate it for war crimes, Israel claimed ‘there is either the occupation and no Palestinian state, or there’s a Palestinian state and no occupation’. By using this problematic argument, Israel gave the answer

21.12.2019 - 10:56 [ Commondreams.org ]

‚It Was an Outrage‘: Mike Pompeo Celebrates Defeated ICC Probe Into US War Crimes

(28.08.2019)

Pompeo made the remarks in a „Celebrating Americanism in Our Foreign Policy“ speech at the American Legion National Convention in Indianapolis.

„Americanism means taking care of our own,“ said Pompeo.

„We stopped international courts from prosecuting our service members,“ Pompeo continued, adding that the potential probe „was an outrage.“

In April, the ICC announced that it rejected a probe into possible war crimes and crimes against humanity in Afghanistan. Outgoing ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda requested the investigation in 2017, saying at the time that there was a „reasonable basis to believe“ that war crimes were committed by the Taliban, Afghan National Security Forces, U.S. armed forces, and the CIA. That move won the praise of human rights organizations and triggered over one million statements from alleged Afghan victims.

21.12.2019 - 10:51 [ Times of Israel ]

Pompeo: US ‘firmly opposes’ ICC announcement on alleged Israeli war crimes

“We firmly oppose this and any other action that seeks to target Israel unfairly,” Pompeo said.

“We do not believe the Palestinians qualify as a sovereign state, and they therefore are not qualified to obtain full membership, or participate as a state in international organizations, entities, or conferences, including the ICC.”

21.12.2019 - 10:45 [ New York Times ]

Syria Says Possible Drone Attacks Hit 3 Oil, Gas Facilities

Near-simultaneous attacks believed to have been carried out by drones hit three government-run oil and gas installations in central Syria, state TV and the Oil Ministry said Saturday.

No one claimed responsibility for the attacks, which targeted the Homs oil refinery — one of only two in the country — as well as two natural gas facilities in different parts of Homs province.

21.12.2019 - 10:40 [ Jerusalem Post ]

ICC prosecutor says Israel committing war crimes, opens investigation

Bensouda “completely ignored the serious legal arguments we presented to her,“ the prime minister said. „She also ignored truth and history when she said it is a war crime that Jews live in their homeland, the land of the Bible, our ancestral land. We will not be silent. We will not bow to this injustice.“

20.12.2019 - 17:01 [ i24news.tv ]

International Criminal Court announces probe into ‚war crimes‘ in Palestinian territories

Bensouda launched a preliminary probe in January 2015 into allegations of war crimes and crimes against humanity in Israel and the Palestinian territories, in the wake of the 2014 Gaza war.

20.12.2019 - 16:59 [ ORF.at ]

IStGH-Anklägerin: Grund für Ermittlung zu Palästinensergebieten

Die palästinensische Regierung hatte sich wegen der israelischen Siedlungen im besetzten Westjordanland, dem Gaza-Krieg 2014 und wegen der palästinensischen Gefangenen in israelischen Gefängnissen an das Gericht gewandt.

11.12.2019 - 17:31 [ Portal amerika21.de ]

Bolivien: Rechte streiten über Kandidatur, Morales führt Wahlkampf der MAS an

Der Internationale Strafgerichtshof in Den Haag bestätigte unterdessen, eine Anzeige gegen Morales erhalten zu haben…

10.12.2019 - 14:01 [ al-monitor.com ]

Arab party reconsiders support of Gantz over Jordan Valley annexation

Jabareen added that if that is the case, Gantz and his faction will not be able to count on the support of the Joint List — an option seriously discussed following the September elections. “There was talk all along the way of our external support to enable the formation of a different kind of government, but this will not happen given the annexation intention and masquerading as Likud II,” Jabareen said.

He reminded us that the Joint List — the Knesset’s third-largest faction — wields significant power both in the domestic political arena and in the international one.

10.12.2019 - 13:50 [ Times of Israel ]

Legal advisers said to warn PM annexation would lead to ICC investigation

Officials in attorney general’s office reportedly say that if Netanyahu extends sovereignty over Jordan Valley, settler leaders and IDF officers could be probed

18.11.2019 - 12:39 [ BBC ]

International Criminal Court may investigate UK ‚war crimes cover-up‘

The ICC said it took the findings very seriously. The MoD has said the allegations are unsubstantiated.

17.08.2019 - 15:37 [ Radio Utopie ]

Kein Antrag auf U.N.-Vollmitgliedschaft: Abbas verrät Palästina erneut

(20.02.2018)

Das bedeutet effektiv auch den Verzicht darauf, die Besatzungsmacht endlich wegen Bruch des Völkerrechts vor dem Internationalen Strafgerichtshof zu verklagen.

Im Gipfel der Erbärmlichkeit warf sich Abbas in seiner Rede am Ende auch noch dem Sicherheitsrat zu Füßen und bezeichnet den Sicherheitsrat mit seinen Atommächten als „höchstes Gremium..der Völker der Welt“:

„Nach diesem (Sicherheits)Rat, übergeben wir unsere Sache dem Allmächtigen“.

Abbas weiß genau genau, wie abscheulich und verlogen seine Worte sind. Wie beschrieben, ist der Sicherheitsrat in der Sache der Vollmitgliedschaft dem Beschluss der Generalversammlung unterworfen. Abbas schauspielert hier wieder einmal das arme, christliche Opfer, was ja nichts machen könne außer wieder einmal, jahrzehntelang, die armen, armen Trottel zu verraten, deren „Präsident“ er sich nennt.

Die Palästinenser können wieder einmal konstatieren, dass die P.L.O., Fatah, die „Autonomiebehörde“, ihr Chefdiplomat Saeb Erekat und Präsident Mahmud Abbas wertlos sind und keines ihrer Worte irgendetwas außer Verrat und Heuchelei bedeuten.

22.07.2019 - 15:39 [ Radio Utopie ]

Doppelagent Abbas

(01.05.2018)

Einerseits will also Abbas weiterhin verhindern, dass Palästina nach über 50 Jahren Besatzung endlich eine der Vereinten Nationen wird, unter den Schutz des Völkerrechts und des Internationalen Strafgerichtshof gelangt und die Besatzungsmacht Israel fürchten muss wegen ihrer Verbrechen und Verletzungen der Genfer Konventionen endlich verklagt zu werden.

Andererseits klammert sich der 83-Jährige schlicht einfach an die Macht und versucht diesen periodisch alle paar Jahrzehnte auftretenden Ausnahmefall von palästinensischer Stimmabgabe mit Bedeutung auch noch irgendwie zu überstehen, genauso wie der Rest der uralten, seit Jahrzehnten üppig eingekauften P.L.O.-Kader.

Und natürlich hoffen das auch alle internationalen Sponsoren von Doppelagent Abbas, sowie von seiner Fatah und seiner P.L.O.

Denn mit diesen hat die Regierung der Besatzungsmacht Israel, hat Washington, haben all die internationalen falschen Freunde Palästinas genau die Kollaborateure und korrupten Diener, die sie brauchen um Palästina auch weiterhin unter Kolonialherrschaft zu halten.

10.07.2019 - 11:19 [ MondoWeiss.net ]

Iran deal was ‘the worst diplomatic debacle in American history’ — John Bolton to CUFI

„Last June, we announced our withdrawal from the hypocritical Human Rights Council, which shielded the world’s worst human rights violators while devoting most of its time to condemning Israel; a thriving democracy. (Applause) We are also reevaluating U.N. peace-keeping missions, including those involving Israel to ensure support for effective, accountable, and efficient operations. We will not allow bureaucratic inertia to keep the United States in international organizations or agreements that undermine U.S. interests and values. (Applause)

For these reasons, in September of last year I announced that the United States would not fund, support, or cooperate with the International Criminal Court, or ICC (Applause). The ICC, which asserts near-universal jurisdiction over the citizens of every country without their consent. As I said then, the ICC is flawed to its core and we will let it die on its own.“ Applause)

17.03.2019 - 16:45 [ Jason Ditz / antikrieg.com ]

USA verweigern Visa für IStGH-Personal zur Untersuchung von Kriegsverbrechen der USA in Afghanistan

Pompeo: Das Gericht stellt eine Bedrohung für die nationale Souveränität der USA dar

16.03.2019 - 10:44 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Ermittlung gegen US-Militärs: US-Sanktionen gegen Strafgerichtshof

Die USA haben erstmals Strafmaßnahmen gegen Mitarbeiter des Internationalen Strafgerichtshofs in Den Haag erlassen. Damit reagieren sie auf Ermittlungen zu möglichen Kriegsverbrechen des eigenen Militärs in Afghanistan.

16.03.2019 - 01:01 [ Zeit ]

USA verhängen Sanktionen gegen Internationalen Strafgerichtshof

Die Regierung von US-Präsident Donald Trump hat Sanktionen gegen den Internationalen Strafgerichtshof (IStGH) in Den Haag verhängt. IStGH-Mitarbeiter, die an Untersuchungen gegen in Afghanistan eingesetzte US-Militärs beteiligt seien, bekommen künftig keine Visa für die USA mehr ausgestellt, teilte Außenminister Mike Pompeo mit. Die ersten Einreiseverbote seien bereits erlassen worden. Die Namen der Betroffenen nannte Pompeo nicht.

16.03.2019 - 00:50 [ teleSUR ]

„Thuggish“: Trump Imposes Visa Bans on ICC Staff Probing US War Crimes in Afghanistan

The United States will impose visa restrictions on people responsible for any International Criminal Court (ICC) probe, a move aimed at preventing the court from pursuing the United States and its allies regarding their actions during and after the invasion in Afghanistan, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday.

24.09.2018 - 18:15 [ The Young Turks / Youtube ]

John Bolton Tries To Prevent His Pals From Being Prosecuted For War Crimes

John Bolton told the International Criminal Court recently that they better not investigate any of the war crimes committed by the United States. Ring of Fire’s Mike Papantonio and Farron Cousins discuss this issue.

17.09.2018 - 18:17 [ New York Times ]

U.S. Attack on I.C.C. Is Seen as Bolstering World’s Despots

In a city that symbolizes international peace and justice, the ambassador from Burundi has had a lonely job. As her government faces accusations of murder, rape and torture, she has made the unpopular argument that the International Criminal Court should butt out.

The ambassador, Vestine Nahimana, says the court is a politicized, unchecked intrusion on Burundi’s sovereignty. “It’s difficult,” Ms. Nahimana said in an interview here. “In a way, we’ve been isolated.”

No longer.

12.09.2018 - 05:53 [ Human Rights Watch ]

U.S.: ‚Hague Invasion Act‘ Becomes Law

(3. August 2002) U.S. President George Bush today signed into law the American Servicemembers Protection Act of 2002, which is intended to intimidate countries that ratify the treaty for the International Criminal Court (ICC). The new law authorizes the use of military force to liberate any American or citizen of a U.S.-allied country being held by the court, which is located in The Hague.

12.09.2018 - 05:50 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Internationaler Strafgerichtshof: Bolton droht Richtern in Den Haag

Die Vereinigten Staaten erkennen diesen Gerichtshof nicht an, wollen ihm nicht beitreten und akzeptieren keine Urteile gegen amerikanische Staatsbürger, die dort angeklagt sind und verurteilt werden sollten.
Darin unterscheidet sich die von Donald Trump geführte Regierung nicht von ihren Vorgängern.

12.09.2018 - 05:47 [ BBC ]

John Bolton threatens ICC with US sanctions

The court is currently considering prosecuting US servicemen over alleged detainee abuse in Afghanistan.

National Security Adviser John Bolton called the court „illegitimate“ and vowed the US would do everything „to protect our citizens“.

The US is among dozens of nations not to have joined the court.

19.07.2018 - 00:02 [ teleSUR ]

Colombia: Ex-Military Chief Submits To Special War Crimes Court

Mario Montoya, a former Colombian military commander and close ally of former President Alvaro Uribe, has agreed to submit himself to the South American country’s war tribunal July 22, accused of having ties to paramilitary groups and the mass execution of civilians.

10.04.2018 - 10:56 [ Internationaler Strafgerichtshof ]

Statement of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, regarding the worsening situation in Gaza

(8.4.2018) I remind all parties that the situation in Palestine is under preliminary examination by my Office. While a preliminary examination is not an investigation, any new alleged crime committed in the context of the situation in Palestine may be subjected to my Office’s scrutiny. This applies to the events of the past weeks and to any future incident.

06.04.2018 - 16:10 [ Just Security ]

Can the Int’l Criminal Court Try US Officials?–The Theory of “Delegated Jurisdiction” and Its Discontents (Part I)

The investigation would involve alleged crimes committed on Afghan soil but also on the territories of certain ICC member countries that provided stopover points used during the “extraordinary renditions” of presumed terrorists from their place of capture to various detention centers and “black sites” around the world. It appears that crimes committed by the then-Northern Alliance, such as the alleged Death Convoys in which captured Taliban fighters suffocated to death in droves, will fall outside the ICC’s temporal jurisdiction.