U.S. Looks Toward New Relationship with ICC as District Judge Blocks Trump Order

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Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Mitchell Beebe

People worldwide closely tracked the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election with mixed feelings of anxiety, hope, and, at times, dismay. The international criminal justice community had particular cause for concern about the election outcome due to President Trump's unprecedented decision to impose sanctions on officers of the International Criminal Court ("ICC"). However, this mood has shifted. After President Biden's inauguration and a recent injunction issued by a U.S. federal judge against the Trump Administration's actions against the ICC, there is cause for hope of a renewed relationship between the U.S. and the ICC.