US Threatens to Arrest International Criminal Court Judges Who Probe War Crimes

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The US threatened to sanction and even judges and other officials of the International Criminal Court if it charges any American who served in Afghanistan with war crimes. National Security adviser John Bolton says that, if the ICC comes after Americans, Israel, or other US allies, the US is prepared to slap financial sanctions and criminal charges on them. Bolton says the Trump administration objects to the idea that the ICC could have higher authority than the US Constitution and US sovereignty. -GEG

The United States threatened Monday to arrest and sanction judges and other officials of the International Criminal Court if it moves to charge any American who served in Afghanistan with war crimes.

White House National Security Advisor John Bolton called the Hague-based rights body “unaccountable” and “outright dangerous” to the United States, Israel and other allies, and said any probe of US service members would be “an utterly unfounded, unjustifiable investigation.”

“If the court comes after us, Israel or other US allies, we will not sit quietly,” Bolton said.

He said the US was prepared to slap financial sanctions and criminal charges on officials of the court if they proceed against any Americans.

“We will ban its judges and prosecutors from entering the United States. We will sanction their funds in the US financial system, and we will prosecute them in the US criminal system,” he said.

“We will do the same for any company or state that assists an ICC investigation of Americans,” he said.

Bolton made the comments in a speech in Washington to the Federalist Society, a powerful association of legal conservatives.

– Investigation into detainee abuse –

Bolton pointed to an ICC prosecutor’s request in November 2017 to open an investigation into alleged war crimes committed by the US military and intelligence officials in Afghanistan, especially over the abuse of detainees.

Neither Afghanistan nor any other government party to the ICC’s Rome Statute has requested an investigation, Bolton said.

He said the ICC could formally open the investigation “any day now.”

He also cited a recent move by Palestinian leaders to have Israeli officials prosecuted at the ICC for human rights violations.

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Boomer Lady
Boomer Lady
1 year ago

I normally don’t respect international entities like the ICC, but they are on sound standing here as all of our activity abroad in the MidEast has been illegal. We have soldiers and military equipment at home to defend us from terrorism. We don’t need to be over there in undeclared wars. And our bombing of Syria for retribution of an alleged chemical bombing that turned out to be false is alone a sound reason for any investigation by the ICC.