U.S. Army 1LT Jared Tomberlin (left) from Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment gets a first hand view of the land with outgoing commander 1LT Larry Baca  from Charlie Co. 1-4, on top of a ridge near Forward Operation Base Lane, Zabul Province, Afghanistan, on February 21, 2009. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sergeant Adam Mancini / Released)

“The outcome of the legal process before the ICC is uncertain, but triggering legal discussion of the SOFA appears to be the only means by which the US could avoid a full ICC investigation of US personnel involved in the Afghanistan intervention. For that the SOFA must be presented to the Office of the Prosecutor so that the ICC’s designated authorities have an opportunity to rule on the matter.”

Read the full article by Luis Moreno Ocampo in Lawfare.