EU concerned about the US policy towards ICC

The European Union reiterates its serious concern about the US policy towards the ICC, says a statement by the EC spokesperson for foreign affairs and security policy. It was released today as a response to the decision of US authorities, announced on 5 April, to revoke the ICC Prosecutor's visa for entry into the United States.

As the spokesperson underlined, the ICC plays a key role in the fight against impunity. The EU emphasises that protecting the neutrality and judicial independence of the ICC is paramount to its effectiveness and proper functioning.

The EU expects the US to ensure that any measures adopted by the US in relation to the ICC is in full compliance with their international obligations, having also due regard to the ICC-UN Relationship Agreement, was underlined in the statement. 

The spokesperson also asserted that the EU fully supports the ICC and its independence and remains committed to cooperate with the ICC to guarantee its effectiveness and efficiency and expects States to lend the necessary assistance and support.

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