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.

Similar articles

  • Erdogan's AKP calls for new elections in Istanbul

    Erdogan's AKP calls for new elections in Istanbul

    It is now up to the Supreme Election Council to make a decision

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Justice and Development Party, known as AKP, is asking the country's election council for a redo of the mayoral election in Istanbul, the country's financial capital and its largest city. The Supreme Election Council, or YSK, will now decide whether to give the mandate to AKP opposition, Republican People's Party, CHP, in Istanbul or to hold new elections 2 June.

    21
  • Greta Thunberg to lead climate change rally in Rome

    Greta Thunberg to lead climate change rally in Rome

    Greta Thunberg, the teenage Swedish activist at the head of a worldwide youth movement against climate change, will lead a rally in Rome on Friday, 19 April, news wires reported. Thunberg, 16, will address demonstrators in Piazza del Popolo, the central square where Italian activists have been gathering for weekly 'Fridays for Future' rallies.

    39
  • EU-China summit discussed trade, investment

    EU-China summit discussed trade, investment

    European Council President Donald Tusk, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Li Keqiang, Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China, met today afternoon in Brussels for the 21st EU-China Summit. The leaders addressed the most pressing issues in EU-China bilateral relations, such as, on the trade and investment agenda, the negotiations towards a Comprehensive Investment Agreement and an agreement on Geographical Indications.

    110