Trump's Move To Sanction ICC Officials On Hold, For Now

By Hailey Konnath (January 4, 2021, 11:22 PM EST) -- A New York federal judge on Monday temporarily blocked President Donald Trump's executive order that allows International Criminal Court officials to be sanctioned, finding that the regulation likely illegally restricts the speech of human rights attorneys who work with the ICC's office of the prosecutor.

The Trump administration unveiled the order in June, threatening that sanctions would be imposed against ICC officials and "any foreign person" aiding the court's investigation into alleged wrongdoing by U.S. military officials. The ICC has called the move "unprecedented," saying the sanctions are an attempt to interfere with its independence and duty to investigate alleged war...

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