At the beginning of this month, U.S has imposed sanctions on International Criminal Court (ICC) following its decision to continue Afghan war investigation. Responding to this, the members to the Rome Statute of ICC issued a joint statement opposing the sanctions imposed by U.S.

The statement concluded by stating the following,

“The ICC, as the world’s first and only permanent international criminal court, is an essential component of the multilateral architecture upholding the rule-of-law. It embodies our collective commitment to fight impunity for international crimes.

 By giving our full support to the ICC and promoting its universal reach, we defend the progress we have made together towards an international rules-based order, of which international justice is an indispensable pillar.”

Source- Jurist

(By- M. Soujanya)