The Prosecutor of the International criminal court (ICC) in the Hague, Fatou Bensouda, stated that he would seek the start of the investigation concerning the actions of the American and British troops in Afghanistan in the period from 2002 to the present. On Friday, November 3, reports The Independent.
According to Bensouda, it has serious evidence that soldiers and officers committed war crimes and crimes against humanity.
“In accordance with the policies and practices of the ICC, the focus will be given to those who bear the greatest responsibility for the most serious crimes allegedly committed in connection with the situation in Afghanistan,” she said.
November 1, 2016, it was reported that the Prosecutor of the ICC has repeatedly drawn attention to the alleged abuse of the us military against prisoners in Afghanistan between 2003 and 2005, but the U.S. government did not pay proper attention.
The ICC is the first permanent international criminal justice, which is responsible for the prosecution of persons responsible for genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity. Established on the basis of the Rome Statute, adopted in 1998. Officially began its work on 1 July 2002.