Double Standards

The ongoing saga between the United States of America and the International Criminal Court (ICC), has again put to question the role of the United States as the number one custodian of Human Rights and the credibility of ICC as a World legal body out to spell the wrongs of member countries. Though after over a decade of existence, ICC’s acts have been appreciated variedly by members and even non-members depending on the continent.  It has however made some positive strides. 
On Wednesday, September 2, 2020 the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, a non-member of ICC accused the institution of "illegitimate attempts to subject Americans to its jurisdiction". He announced sanctions against Chief Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda and the Head of the Jurisdiction Complementarity and Cooperation Division, Phakiso Mochochoko, in accordance with a US executive order issued in early June by President Donald Trump involving “Blocking Property of Certain Persons Associated with the ICC. Such statements could mean that the United States is conscious and guilty of the numerous atrocities its soldiers committed in Afghanistan before they are brought to the limelight.
After failing to persuade some of her allies not to be members of the institution, discreditin...

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