Negative decision by the ICC Prosecutor is a severe blow to Iraqi torture victims and international justice

ECCHR PM vom 9.12.20

Berlin – Today, the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) of the International Criminal Court in The Hague announced its decision to close the preliminary examination of alleged systematic war crimes by British troops in Iraq between 2003 and 2009. Thousands of allegations of torture, mistreatment and killings have neither been investigated nor prosecuted by British authorities over the last 15 years.