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Statement by Jean-Yves Le Drian – Announcement of U.S. sanctions against the International Criminal Court (12 Jun. 2020)

France was disturbed to learn of the Executive Order issued by the United States Government on June 11 authorizing sanctions against International Criminal Court (ICC) personnel and individuals cooperating with it, which could affect government officials. This decision represents a serious attack on the Court and the States Parties to the Rome Statute, and beyond that, a challenge to multilateralism and judicial independence.

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