In November 2017, the Prosecutor of the ICC requested authorisation from the ICC judges to investigate alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity in relation to the armed conflict in Afghanistan since 2003. In order for the judges to make the decision, they can consider representations from the victims. Victims have been assisted by the ICC’s Victims Participation and Reparations Section which prepared a template form in a number of languages.

It is not known when the judges will reach a decision about commencing a war crimes investigation.