C. Dealing with the Biggest Issues: Afghanistan, Palestine, and Issues Implicated by the Review and Reform Process

This Section includes recommendations by the Task Force regarding what it considers to be the most salient issues on the current horizon for the United States-ICC relationship, all of which are in some ways interrelated. Potential investigations into the situations in Afghanistan and Palestine obviously present complex considerations for the Biden administration and Congress, but the United States should treat these situations as opportunities to emphasize both that the United States cares about accountability and that the Court will have a better chance of succeeding if the OTP and the judges focus the Court’s resources where they stand to do the most good.

  1. The “Situation in Afghanistan”
  2. The “Situation in Palestine”
  3. Contributing to the Ongoing ICC Reform Process
  4. The United States' Overall Approach to These Issues