An Executive Order by US president Donald Trump threatens sanctions on investigators and more at the International Criminal Court
Katherine Gallagher has been arguing that the ICC should investigate alleged war crimes in Afghanistan. Her clients passed through Afghanistan and are currently held at Guantanamo Bay. The ICC investigation could target U.S. military personnel, as well as Afghan government forces and the Taliban.
Janet and Stephanie wrap up the annual meeting of the International Criminal Court – the ASP – with help from Emma Bakkum of PILPG, who has been monitoring discussions about a new strategic review.
Stephanie and Janet talk about whether judges will allow the ICC prosecutor to open an investigation in Afghanistan, which could open the way to tackle CIA torture programmes.