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US Congress Helps Boost Justice in Ukraine

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A view of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., on May 28, 2020.

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Following a visit to the United States by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, the US Congress passed an omnibus appropriations package on December 23 that included several legislative fixes that could make it easier for the US to cooperate with the International Criminal Court (ICC) – at least on Ukraine.

The US, which is not an ICC member, objects to the court’s jurisdiction over American citizens and nationals from other non-member countries, even when they fall within the court’s jurisdiction. This double standard has translated into legislative restrictions that have limited …read more

Source:: Human Rights Watch


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