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Sanctions news: US sanctions International Criminal Court; European Union mulls Russia sanctions

Unites States President Donald Trump issued an executive order[1] on June 11, imposing sanctions on members of the International Criminal Court (ICC). The sanctions were issued in response to the ICC asserting jurisdiction over alleged war crimes by U.S. military personnel in Afghanistan. The U.S. is not a party to the Rome Statute, does not accept ICC jurisdiction over its personnel, and passed the American Service-Members’ Protection Act in 2002, which rejected ICC jurisdiction.

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