Spain and 92 other countries sign a declaration of support for the International Criminal Court

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Spain and 92 other countries sign a declaration of support for the International Criminal Court

They recall that this is an “independent and impartial” court and commit to “maintain its integrity despite all political interference and pressure.”

Spain and 92 other countries issued a statement expressing their “full support” for the International Criminal Court (TPI) and defending their work”free from intimidation“after criticism of the international judicial body.

“We confirm that the Tribunal, its officers and its staff must carry out their professional duties as international government officials free from intimidation” the statement said.

They also remember that this is a court of law”independent and impartial“and undertake to “protect its integrity against any political interference and pressure.”

The signatories recall that the ICCthe world’s first and only permanent international criminal court“and represents “an essential part of the international architecture of peace and security.” For this reason, they ask “all states” for their “full cooperation” in their investigations into genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity and the crime of aggression. .

The TPI’s chief prosecutor, Karim Khanhas applied for arrest warrants against the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahuand his Minister of Defense, Yoav Galantas well as against Hamas leaders for alleged war crimes in the Gaza Strip, which has unleashed criticism from both Israel and part of the United States, which is even considering sanctions against members of the ICC in Congress.

Israel launched one military offensive against Gaza after the aforementioned Hamas attacks, which left nearly 1,200 dead and around 240 kidnapped.

According to Gaza authorities so far Nearly 37,300 Palestinians have been killed, most of them civiliansIn addition, more than 520 people have been killed by Israeli forces and in attacks carried out by settlers in the West Bank and East Jerusalem since that date.

Source: EITB

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