US may have committed war crimes in Afghanistan, says ICC

US may have committed war crimes in Afghanistan, says ICC

US forces may have committed war crimes in Afghanistan through the “cruel or violent” interrogation of detainees, mostly between 2003-2004, the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said Monday. Unveiling the results of a lengthy initial probe into atrocities committed in Afghanistan, prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said the Taliban militia, Afghan government forces and US […]

South Africa’s decision to leave ICC a “blow to victims” of international crimes

South Africa’s decision to leave ICC a “blow to victims” of international crimes

South Africa’s announcement Friday that it is leaving the ICC surprised many, raising questions about its legality and concerns for the future of a court that counted South African dissident-turned-president Nelson Mandela as a key advocate. The United Nations confirmed receipt Friday of South Africa’s withdrawal from the ICC, effective October 19, 2017. The withdrawal […]