Report: ICC Colluding with Terror-Tied Groups to Push Prosecution of U.S., Israeli Personnel

(Washington Free Beacon) Adam Kredo - The International Criminal Court under the leadership of Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda has collaborated with terror-tied groups to pursue charges against American and Israeli military officials it claims are guilty of committing war crimes against civilians, including in Afghanistan and Palestinian territories, according to a new report from the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. The findings call into question the court's integrity at a time when it is facing international backlash over its pursuit of politically motivated cases. The cases originated with complaints filed with the court by two nonprofit advocacy groups with ties to terrorism - the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR). The NGOs are tied to a network of anti-Israel activists who use the human rights community to push radical agendas at a range of international institutions, including the UN. The organizations "are far from being human rights organizations as they have falsely represented themselves, as they maintain close ties to terror organizations designated by the U.S. State Department and the European Union," according to the report. ICC Chief Prosecutor Bensouda participated in FIDH's 40th congress in 2019. This has raised questions about Bensouda's impartiality when it comes to cases that FIDH and its affiliates have promoted.

2020-05-07 00:00:00

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