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ICC judges ask U.N. for help identifying who represents Afghanistan

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THE HAGUE, Oct 8 (Reuters) – The International Criminal Court on Friday mentioned it can not rule on a prosecutor’s request to renew a battle crimes investigation of Afghanistan till it will possibly determine who represents the nation in worldwide our bodies.

The judges requested U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres and the ICC’s governing physique for help identifying which group formally guidelines Afghanistan from a world regulation standpoint. It requested for a response by Nov. 8.

Prosecutor Karim Khan had requested the ICC to proceed and mentioned there was no have to determine who runs Afghanistan. learn extra

In response, the court docket wrote on Friday: “The request cannot be legally adjudicated without addressing the question of which entity actually constitutes the state authorities of Afghanistan since 15 August 2021.”

The query of who represents Afghanistan on the United Nations has but to be settled amid competing claims.

The U.N. ambassador representing Afghanistan’s ousted authorities, Ghulam Isaczai, final month requested to stay in his U.N. seat, establishing a showdown with the Taliban, who seized management of Afghanistan in August.

U.N. accreditation points are handled by a nine-member committee that features the United States, China and Russia. The committee is because of meet later this month or in November and Isaczai stays within the seat till they determine. learn extra

Reporting by Stephanie van den Berg; Editing by Howard Goller

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