Trump has made the International Criminal Court (ICC) the latest target of his administration’s contempt for the global rule of law. The sanctions and family visa bans he authorized on June 11 for use against ICC officials are tools usually reserved for human rights violators, not those seeking to hold them to account in fair trials.
U.S. sanctions are an appalling attempt to thwart an ICC investigation into war crimes in Afghanistan.
It is hard not to wonder if the U.S. president is playing directly into the hands of authoritarian regimes by intimidating judges and prosecutors committed to holding countries accountable for war crimes.
They flew me in shackles from Karachi to the “dark prison” in Kabul, and abused me in unspeakable ways for 540 days and nights.
Trump continues to try to defeat the will of the Palestinians, who refuse to accept the president's peace plan.
The fact that the United States is ... turning its back so emphatically on the international legal order is ultimately harmful to everyone.