International Criminal Court (ICC)

Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate. International Criminal Court (ICC): Context: U.S. President Joe Biden has lifted sanctions imposed by previous President Donald Trump on two top officials of the International Criminal Court (ICC). What’s the issue? ICC was probing alleged crimes by U.S. troops in Afghanistan. But, the Trump administration …

International Criminal Court (ICC)

Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate. International Criminal Court (ICC) Context: U.S. President Donald Trump has issued an executive order authorising sanctions against individuals involved in an International Criminal Court (ICC) investigation into whether U.S. forces committed war crimes in Afghanistan. The order authorises Secretary of State to block assets …

International Criminal Court (ICC)

Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate. International Criminal Court (ICC) What to study? For Prelims: ICC- composition, functions and powers. For Mains: Significance of ICC orders and ICC reforms. Context: ‘Unanimous’ ICC gives go-ahead to probe Afghanistan alleged war crimes. Prosecutors have been given the green light to investigate alleged …