OFFICIAL STATEMENT 56
Support for International Criminal Court

​Spain reiterates its full support for the International Criminal Court over the decision by the United States Administration to sanction Fatou Bensouda, public prosecutor for the institution, together with several members of his team and those who collaborated with them.

03/09/2020

The International Criminal Court is a pillar of international order based on rules. Its aim is to do away with impunity in the commission of the worst criminal offences against humanity. Its status as an international legal institution confers upon it the legitimacy to try political attacks. These attacks are unacceptable, since they prevent the court from effectively carrying out its work independently and with impartiality.

Spain recalls the universality of the principles that the court defends. It trusts that its actions and those of its employees will be respected, and calls on all members of the international community, and on the United States Security Council to cooperate in the efforts of the court to fight the scourge of impunity.

 

 

 

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