The ICC must hold the US accountable for crimes in Afghanistan | Katherine Gallagher

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An investigation now would show no one is above the law when it comes to torture

As dignitaries and civil society gather in The Hague this week to mark the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the International Criminal Court (ICC), the Court stands poised to demonstrate its maturity as it weighs a request to investigate members of the US Central Intelligence Agency and the US armed forces for torture and other serious crimes committed in Afghanistan or in Eastern Europe in the so-called “war on terror.”

A criminal investigation of US torture – and other serious crimes in Afghanistan – is long overdue.

Related: Prosecutor seeks to investigate Afghan war crimes allegations – and claims of US torture

An investigation will show that those who bear responsibility for international crimes will be held accountable

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