CICC Press Release: ICC prosecutor granted leave to appeal the decision rejecting Afghanistan investigation

The doors have been opened, which might result in the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) highly criticised decision refusing the Prosecutor permission to open an investigation into grave crimes committed in Afghanistan being set aside on appeal, said the Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC).

The International Criminal Court (ICC) granted on 17 September 2019, the ICC Office of The Prosecutor’s request for leave to appeal the decision not to open an investigation into alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan since 1 May 2003. The Prosecution may now present its submissions before the ICC Appeals Chamber.

The Coalition for the ICC continues to advocates for justice for victims of mass atrocities and for a strong and independent International Criminal Court.