America: Biden lifts Trump administration restrictions on international court officials

Joe Biden and Donald Trump (Photo Credits: ANI)

America, April 3: With this, Biden has overturned one of the most aggressive decisions of the former administration, targeting international institutions and authorities. Foreign Minister Antony Blinken said in a statement that the United States is still completely disagreeing with some court actions. This permanent body in The Hague, Netherlands has the responsibility of handling cases of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. The US is not involved in the court’s 120 member countries.

Blinken said, “However, we believe that our concern about these matters will be addressed through diplomacy and not by prohibitions.” The removal of the sanctions is an indication that the Biden administration intends to return to multilateral institutions. The Trump administration had removed the US from many international institutions and agreements and severely criticized many others, including the ICC. Also read: America: Trial against former policeman started in George Floyd’s death case

He alleged that there are many flaws in these institutions and they are working against American interests. Sylvia Fernandez de Gurmendi, chairwoman of the member nations’ management body in the court, said that the removal of sanctions by the US would help advance “law-based international order”.

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