The ICC erodes global legal order by protecting the US

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Al-Araby

The International Criminal Court’s (ICC) new Chief Prosecutor Karim Khan is failing his mandate. On September 27, the British lawyer stated that he intends to investigate war crimes in Afghanistan, yet he will only prioritizeviolations committed by the Taliban and the Islamic State group, not cases involving US forces. The announcement disappointed rights groups and experts, who say that US troopscommitted some of the most egregious war crimes and crimes against humanity in what Americans now call its ‘longest war.’ “Khan is sending a message that wealthy and powerful states can continue viola…

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