The Spanish government this Thursday underlined its “full support” for the International Criminal Court (ICC) against the sanctions imposed by the United States government. According to the EU Foreign Ministry, some “attacks” are “unacceptable” and cooperation.
A day after Washington announced sanctions against ICC Attorney General Fatou Bensouda for an open investigation into possible war crimes in Afghanistan, the department headed by Arancha González Laya recalled that the court is “a pillar of the international order on which it is built based. ” in rules “.
“Its purpose is to end impunity for committing the cruelest crimes against humanity. Its character as an international legal institution gives it a legitimacy that is evidence of political attack,” the State Department warned in a statement.
It is for this reason in this note that it condemned North American penalties “for preventing the court from doing its work effectively with independence and impartiality”.
Trusting that ICC procedures and the work of officials will be respected, Spain calls on the entire international community, as well as the UN Security Council, to unite “to fight the scourge of impunity”.