Contents tagged with International Criminal Court

  • Ukraine submitted materials on Ilovaisk battle to International Criminal Court in the Hague

    Ukraine sent a case file on the mass shooting of Ukrainian military in Ilovaisk to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in Hague, as reported by the press service of the General Prosecutor's Office of Ukraine.

    “The Chief Military Prosecutor's Office transmitted the information about the evidence collected regarding war crimes (including the treacherous killing of Ukrainian military in the Ilovaisk area) to the Office of the ICC Prosecutor to resolve the issue of opening a criminal proceeding, …

  • International Criminal Court to investigate Russia’s war in Georgia

    The International Criminal Court (ICC) has included funding for an investigation of the 2008 Russian-Georgian war in its 2018 budget, reported by Georgia Online, quoting an interview with ICC press spokesperson Fadi El-Abdallah.

    "The Assembly of ICC member countries is responsible for ensuring that the Court has sufficient financial resources within its mandate, and that all member countries are making a financial contribution to the ICC budget, which includes mobilizing the resources …

  • Russian Ministry of Justice: The International Criminal Court decision on homosexuals in Chechnya will not affect Russia

    The possible decision of the International Criminal Court or ICC on the lawsuit brought by LGBT associations against the head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov will not have legal consequences for Russia. This was stated by the head of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation, Alexander Konovalov, Interfax reports.

    "What the court will decide is difficult for me to foresee but it should not have legal consequences for Russia," he said at a briefing in St. Petersburg.

    Earlier, three French …

  • The ICC in The Hague to begin investigation into war crimes in South Ossetia

    The International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague has made the decision to start an investigation into the war crimes committed in South Ossetia in 2008.

    On the 27th of November 2015, the Pre-Trial Chamber of the ICC authorized the Prosecutor to initiate an investigation into these crimes under the ICC jurisdiction.  These crimes were allegedly committed in Georgia and linked to South Ossetia.  They allegedly occurred between the 1st of July and the 10th of October 2008.

    The court stated …

  • Amnesty International Urges Ukraine to Ratify Rome Statute

    Amnesty International is urging the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, "to show the political will and make all necessary preparations for Ukraine to ratify the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) as soon as possible," as stated in an open letter to the President of Ukraine.

    "Please note that only after the ratification of the Rome Statute will Ukraine receive all the benefits from participation in the ICC: participation in the election of judges and prosecutors, …