USA may impose sanctions against the International criminal court
MOSCOW, 11 Sep — RIA Novosti. The US government will take measures to protect its citizens from prosecution by the International criminal court, stated the Advisor to the President for national security John Bolton. According to him, Washington could impose sanctions against judges of the ICC.
“We will not cooperate with the ICC, will not assist the ICC and, of course, we will never join the ICC,” said he.
Bolton clarified that, in particular, it concerns the attempts of the court to prosecute US military for crimes in Afghanistan.
Human rights activists criticize
In turn, the international human rights organization Amnesty International, based in London, condemned Bolton for his remarks.
“The attack on the United States on the international criminal court is an attack on the millions of victims and survivors who faced the most serious crimes of international law, devalues decades of seminal work of the international community in promoting justice”, — reads the statement on the website of Amnesty International.