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Livestream: House Foreign Affairs Committee Holds Hearing on Afghan Peace

The House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific and Nonproliferation held a hearing on prospects for peace in Afghanistan at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10, 2020. The subcommittee heard testimony from Laurel Miller, the former State Department acting special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan; Douglas Lute, the former U.S. permanent representative to NATO; and Luke Coffey, the director of the Center for Foreign Policy at the Heritage Foundation.

International Criminal Court

International Criminal Court Authorizes Afghan War Crimes Inquiry

The Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on March 5 unanimously approved an investigation into alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity in Afghanistan committed by the United States military, Afghan authorities and the Taliban. The prosecutor is authorized to investigate crimes alleged to have been committed in Afghanistan since May 1, 2003, as well as other alleged crimes linked to the Afghan conflict committed on the territory of other states party to the Rome Statute since July 1, 2002.

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