Respect ICC jurisdiction, uphold international law and accountability
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Respect ICC jurisdiction, uphold international law and accountability

To: Sen. Cardin, Sen. Van Hollen, Rep. Mfume

From: A verified voter in Baltimore, MD

June 10

The United States should respect the authority and jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (ICC) instead of obstructing its investigations and prosecutions. Sanctioning individuals or entities that cooperate with the ICC's lawful proceedings is an affront to international law and accountability. If the United States is genuinely committed to upholding human rights and the rule of law, it should allow the ICC to carry out its mandate without interference. Taking such adversarial actions against the Court suggests the US has something to hide regarding potential war crimes committed by its officials or military personnel. A nation that prides itself on democratic values and human rights should welcome impartial scrutiny rather than resorting to hostile measures to evade accountability.

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