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Continued hope for ICC's “imminent” investigation in Afghanistan

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 15:20

For nearly four decades Afghanistan has been engulfed in a complex series of armed conflicts, international interventions and religious and political extremism. The Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) of the ICC stated in November 2016 that a final decision whether to request the Pre-Trial Chamber to authorise a full-fledged investigation in Afghanistan would be taken “imminently.” This announcement had raised hopes within the Afghan human rights community, as few possibilities for justice are available nationally or internationally for victims of crimes committed by Afghan nationals or foreign combatants (including from the United States) on Afghan territory. However, in spite of the 2016 announcement, the OTP has not yet requested authorisation from ICC judges to open a full investigation .

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Ehsan Qaane

Dear Carrie thanks for writing up this. I would like to share two links for further background information on the ICC and Afghanistan Situation: A) https://www.afghanistan-analysts.org/the-iccs-planned-visit-to-afghanistan-crimes-capacities-and-the-willingness-to-prosecute/ and B) https://www.afghanistan-analysts.org/one-step-closer-to-war-crime-trials-new-icc-report-on-afghanistan/

Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 08:31
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