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More than 100 human rights groups call on Biden to support the ICC

Over one hundred human rights and civil society organisations have called on the Biden administration to support the independence of the International Criminal Court (ICC) and resist sanctioning its officials.

“We are alarmed by threats that US lawmakers have aimed at the Court in recent weeks including the letter sent on April 24 by Senators, threatening to sanction the ICC prosecutor's employees and associates,” the groups said in a letter shared on X. 

“The ability of the IC to provide justice for victims requires full respect for its independence” they said, adding that differences with the court should be pursued “through proper judicial channels under the Court’s treaty".