Contents tagged with ICC

  • Kremlin caught off guard by International Criminal Court’s arrest warrant for Putin

    The decision of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague to issue an arrest warrant for Vladimir Putin was perceived by the Kremlin as the "most unexpected step" taken by the West, reports Meduza, citing sources close to the Russian presidential administration.

    According to the interlocutors of the publication, the Russian authorities were not ready for such a situation. In addition, the possibility of Putin's arrest abroad confuses the Kremlin's plans to promote the image of the …

  • German Minister of Justice: Berlin is ready to arrest Putin

    Russian President Vladimir Putin will be detained if he crosses the borders of Germany, said the the German Federal Minister of Justice, Marco Buschmann, in an interview with Die Zeit. Bushman noted that he would comply with the court's requirement under the 1998 Rome Statute (the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, the international treaty that established the ICC).

    "I expect the ICC to quickly contact Interpol and ask for enforcement. Then, Germany will be obliged to arrest …

  • International Criminal Court takes on Illovaisk tragedy

    The International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague is analyzing information on whether the department has the right to investigate the death of Ukrainian soldiers in Illovaisk in 2014, Ukrainian Ambassador to the Netherlands Vsevolod Chentsov reported, as cited by UNIAN.

    According to the diplomat, the investigation procedure for the ICC is “slightly different from the national procedure”.

    “Officially the prosecutor’s service of the ICC has initiated a procedure to make a preliminary inquiry …

  • Human rights activists present evidence of Russia’s crimes in Crimea to the ICC

    The representatives of International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR) have compiled a report detailing evidence of crimes against humanity in the annexed Crimea. They subsequently presented it to the International Criminal Court in The Hague. The report, ‘International crimes in the Crimea: An assessment of two and a half years of Russian occupation’, was presented on the 17th of November in Kyiv.

    The report consisted of information relating to 15 enforced disappearances, data on 90 illegal …

  • Moscow hints that it will not cooperate with ICC's investigation into 2008 Russo-Georgian War

    Moscow has hinted that they will not cooperate further with the International Criminal Court of The Hague (ICC) in its investigation into war crimes committed in Georgia in 2008 following the Court's announcement that all parties involved will be held accountable.

    Last month, the ICC made the decision to start an investigation into the war crimes committed in Georgia in August of 2008. The Court stated that “such crimes include murders, crimes against humanity, unlawful deportation, …