Open letter to the President of Sierra Leone urging rejection of the impunity agreement with the United States of America on the International Criminal Court.

Open letter to the President of Sierra Leone urging rejection of the impunity agreement with the United States of America on the International Criminal Court.

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Index Number: IOR 40/011/2003
Date Published: 7 May 2003

In this open letter Amnesty International urges the President of Sierra Leone not to consent to the impunity agreement with the United States government, as this agreement will not oblige Sierra Leoneto surrender to the new International Criminal Court (ICC) United States nationals accused of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. This agreement violates Sierra Leone's obligations under international law, including as a state party to the Rome Statute of the ICC. .


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