On September 10th, U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton flayed the ICC for its corruption, mismanagement and partiality. After considerable months of silence from the US administration, the comments placed the spotlight squarely back on Fatou Bensouda’s submission to open an investigation into US war crimes committed in relation to the Afghanistan conflict. Yet whilst most of the attention was given towards Bolton’s threats, the proposed investigation carries with it significant implications that extend beyond the two parties and indeed influence the future of international law.
This Year in Australian Foreign Affairs: 2022
- News Feature
We want to make it easier for interested Australians to access key official statements about the direction of Australian international policy. Here we identify and collate important speeches, Parliamentary statements, press releases, and media interviews given by ministers and opposition spokespeople on foreign, trade, defence, and development assistance policy.