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April 05, 2021

Statement of ABA President Patricia Lee Refo Re: Removing U.S. sanctions on ICC personnel

WASHINGTON, April 5, 2021 – The American Bar Association welcomes the administration’s decision last week to rescind an executive order issued in June 2020 that imposed sanctions on some officers and personnel of the International Criminal Court (ICC) and their families.  As the ABA said when the sanctions were first imposed, punitive measures, taken against persons performing their institutional duties under international law, weaken the rule of law globally. 

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