European Union External Action

Statement of the Spokesperson expressing support to the International Criminal Court following the decision by US authorities to revoke the ICC Prosecutor's visa for entry into the US

Bruxelles, 06/04/2019 - 15:10, UNIQUE ID: 190406_1
Statements by the Spokesperson

The United States’ authorities have revoked the International Criminal Court Prosecutor's visa for entry into the United States. The European Union reiterates its serious concern about the US policy towards the ICC. 
The ICC plays a key role in the fight against impunity. The EU emphasises that protecting the neutrality and judicial independence of the ICC is paramount to its effectiveness and proper functioning.
The EU expects the US to ensure that any measures adopted by the US in relation to the ICC is in full compliance with their international obligations, having also due regard to the ICC-UN Relationship Agreement.  
The EU fully supports the ICC and its independence and remains committed to cooperate with the ICC to guarantee its effectiveness and efficiency and expects States to lend the necessary assistance and support.