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I.C.C. Allows Afghanistan War Crimes Inquiry to Proceed, Angering U.S.

Tom Dannenbaum speaks with The New York Times about the U.S.' role in the ICC's latest ruling.

The International Criminal Court ruled on Thursday that its chief prosecutor could open an investigation into allegations of war crimes in Afghanistan including any that may have been committed by Americans, a step that infuriated the Trump administration.

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“The U.S. has been very clear that it will not cooperate,” Thomas Dannenbaum, an assistant professor of international law at the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy at Tufts University, wrote in an email. “As a nonparty to the I.C.C. Statute, it has no legal obligation to do so.”

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