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Afghanistan finally open for investigations

ICC Prosecutor succeeds before the Appeals Chamber

About 14 years after the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) started first examinations into the situation of Afghanistan, the ICC Appeals Chamber finally authorized investigations in March 2020. The situation relates to alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Afghanistan by US armed forces, the CIA, Afghan forces and the Taliban since 1 May 2003. With this decision, the Appeals Chamber amended the April 2019 decision …