ICC Appeals Chamber Authorizes the Prosecutor’s Request to Investigate War Crimes in Afghanistan

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Thursday, March 12, 2020
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
36
Issue: 
3
Abstract: 

On March 5, 2020, the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC or the Court) decided unanimously to authorize the Prosecutor to commence an investigation into alleged crimes under the jurisdiction of the Court in relation to the situation in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (hereinafter: Afghanistan).[1]