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ICC: Afghanistan Inquiry Can Resume

International Criminal Court Should Examine Grave Crimes by All Sides

  • HRW

(The Hague) – The International Criminal Court (ICC) should address grave international crimes committed by all sides when it continues its investigation into the situation in Afghanistan, Human Rights Watch said today.

On October 31, 2022, ICC judges announced that the investigation by the Office of the Prosecutor into crimes against humanity and war crimes in Afghanistan can resume.

In March 2020, following a years-long preliminary inquiry, ICC judges authorized the prosecutor’s office to begin an investigation.

However, the investigation was paused one month later when the…

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