President Joe Biden (United States) has lifted Trump's sanctions on the ICC.
On Friday, President Joe Biden ended an unusual offensive started by his predecessor, Donald Trump, on the International Criminal Court (ICC) by lifting sanctions against his prosecutor.
The United States lifted sanctions against International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor Fatou Bensouda on Friday, April 2.
Sanctions have drawn international criticism following sanctions imposed by the administration of former US President Donald Trump.
The move was announced by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, lifting sanctions on Fatou Bensouda as part of its investigation into whether US forces have committed war crimes in Afghanistan.
It has also removed the head of the ICC's Jurisdiction, Complementarity and Cooperation Division, Phakiso Mochochoko, from the list of particularly selected residents.
"The start of a new phase."
The court, which sits in The Hague, in the Netherlands, immediately welcomed "the beginning of a new phase" in the "common commitment to fight against impunity."
Joe Biden guaranteed that Washington proceeded to "oppose" the order of the ICC to examine accusations upon the personnel of non-signatory states to the Treaty of Rome which delivered start to it, "including states. -United and their partners, in the lack of referral to the United Nations Security Council. "
This is an indication of an investigation into allegations of US war crimes in Afghanistan, which led to Trump-era sanctions, and the recent investigation into alleged crimes in the region.
Occupied Palestinians, blamed in particular on Israel. The President insisted that we fully protect current and former United States officials against these investigations.
He asked to explain the truce. However, intimidating the court and imposing financial sanctions is not a suitable or useful approach.
He, therefore, "annulled" a presidential decree passed by his predecessor last June, under which judges could be punished.
With an independent and unilateral foreign policy, the Trump administration took extreme distrust of the ICC and stood by it as a symbol of its multi-faceted hatred.
At the instigation of former presidential adviser John Bolton and then-foreign secretary Mike Pompeo, she took the unusual step by approving a series of court officials, including Fatou Bensouda, in September.
A review of sanctions
Despite its close position with the Republicans on two specific issues related to Afghanistan and Israel, the Democratic administration wants to reduce tensions immediately.
The State Department warned Biden shortly after Biden's arrival at the White House in January that it had begun reviewing sanctions.
The 46th President of the United States has promised to put multilateralism back in the spotlight and, having placed the defense of democracy and human rights at the heart of his diplomacy, Attack on international jurisdiction assumed to execute human rights. and war crimes.
Crimes against humanity were in conflict with his policies.
But human rights defenders were becoming restless.
The petition said Friday that the rule of law, access to justice, and the possibility of accountability for those responsible for large-scale atrocities are important national security interests for the United States. Anthony Blanken, calling for ICC reform.