[House Document 117-27]
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117th Congress, 1st Session - - - - - - - - - - House Document 117-27









 
  TERMINATION OF EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL 
                                 COURT


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                             COMMUNICATION

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                     THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

                              transmitting

A NOTIFICATION OF THE TERMINATION OF THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY DECLARED IN 
   EXECUTIVE ORDER 13928, WITH RESPECT TO SANCTIONS AGAINST CERTAIN 
    PERSONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT (ICC), 
  PURSUANT TO 50 U.S.C. 1703(b); PUBLIC LAW 95-223, SEC. 204(b); (91 
                              STAT. 1627)

















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 April 5, 2021.--Referred jointly to the Committees on Foreign Affairs 
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                                           The White House,
                                         Washington, April 2, 2021.
Hon. Nancy Pelosi,
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
Washington, DC.
    Dear Madam Speaker: Consistent with subsection 204(b) of 
the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, 50 U.S.C. 
1703(b), I hereby report that I have issued an Executive Order 
that terminates the national emergency declared in Executive 
Order 13928 of June 11, 2020, and revokes that Executive Order.
    The President issued Executive Order 13928 to block 
property of certain persons associated with the International 
Criminal Court. In Executive Order 13928, the President 
authorized the imposition of sanctions against certain persons 
associated with the International Criminal Court (ICC).
    I have determined that, although the United States 
continues to object to the ICC's assertions of jurisdiction 
over personnel of such non-States Parties as the United States 
and its allies absent their consent or referral by the United 
Nations Security Council and will vigorously protect current 
and former United States personnel from any attempts to 
exercise such jurisdiction, the threat and imposition of 
financial sanctions against the Court, its personnel, and those 
who assist it are not an effective or appropriate strategy for 
addressing the United States' concerns with the ICC. For this 
reason I have determined that it is necessary to terminate the 
national emergency declared in Executive Order 13928 and that 
there is no further need for the blocking of assets and other 
sanctions measures imposed by Executive Order 13928. 
Accordingly, I revoke Executive Order 13928.
    I am enclosing a copy of the Executive Order I have issued.
            Sincerely,
                                               Joseph R. Biden, Jr.





















                            Executive Order

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  Termination of Emergency With Respect to the International Criminal 
                                 Court

    By the authority vested in me as President by the 
Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, 
including the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 
U.S.C. 1701 et seq.), the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 
1601 et seq.) (NEA), section 212(f) of the Immigration and 
Nationality Act of 1952 (8 U.S.C. 1182(f)), and section 301 of 
title 3, United States Code,
    I, JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR., President of the United States of 
America, find that, although the United States continues to 
object to the International Criminal Court's (ICC) assertions 
of jurisdiction over personnel of such non-States Parties as 
the United States and its allies absent their consent or 
referral by the United Nations Security Council and will 
vigorously protect current and former United States personnel 
from any attempts to exercise such jurisdiction, the threat and 
imposition of financial sanctions against the Court, its 
personnel, and those who assist it are not an effective or 
appropriate strategy for addressing the United States' concerns 
with the ICC.
    Accordingly, I hereby terminate the national emergency 
declared in Executive Order 13928 of June 11, 2020 (Blocking 
Property of Certain Persons Associated With the International 
Criminal Court), and revoke that order, and further order:
    Section 1. In light of the revocation of Executive Order 
13928, the suspension of entry as immigrants and nonimmigrants 
of individuals meeting the criteria set forth in section 1(a) 
of that order will no longer be in effect as of the date of 
this order and such individuals will no longer be treated as 
persons covered by Presidential Proclamation 8693 of July 24, 
2011 (Suspension of Entry of Aliens Subject to United Nations 
Security Council Travel Bans and International Emergency 
Economic Powers Act Sanctions).
    Sec. 2. Pursuant to section 202(a) of the NEA (50 U.S.C. 
1622(a)), termination of the national emergency declared in 
Executive Order 13928 shall not affect any action taken or 
proceeding pending not finally concluded or determined as of 
the date of this order, any action or proceeding based on any 
act committed prior to the date of this order, or any rights or 
duties that matured or penalties that were incurred prior to 
the date of this order.
    Sec. 3. (a) Nothing in this order shall be construed to 
impair or otherwise affect:
          (i) the authority granted by law to an executive 
        department or agency, or the head thereof; or
          (ii) the functions of the Director of the Office of 
        Management and Budget relating to budgetary, 
        administrative, or legislative proposals.
    (b) This order shall be implemented consistent with 
applicable law and subject to the availability of 
appropriations.
    (c) This order is not intended to, and does not, create any 
right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law 
or in equity by any party against the United States, its 
departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or 
agents, or any other person.
                                               Joseph R. Biden, Jr.
    The White House, April 1, 2021.

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