The Hague Tribunal Launched an Investigation into Russia’s Actions

by Olha Povaliaieva
Friday, March 4, 2022
The Hague Tribunal Launched an Investigation into Russia’s Actions

Data on the crimes of the Russian Federation in Ukraine were submitted to the International Criminal Court by 39 countries

On March 3, Karim Ahmad Khan, Chief Prosecutor of the Hague Court, announced that he had launched an investigation into the war crimes of November 21, 2013, committed by Russia against Ukraine.

According to the Canadian minister of foreign affairs Melanie Joly, on March 1, Canada submitted a petition to the ICC to speed up the consideration of Russian war crimes.

Taking into account the appeals of 39 powerful countries of the world, the ICC investigation will be able to "cover all allegations of war crimes, crimes against humanity or genocide, committed before and now and committed throughout Ukraine by anyone."

Karim Ahmad Khan stated: "We will continue to focus on our primary goal of guaranteeing responsibility for crimes within the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Tribunal."

Since the filing of Ukraine's application to investigate Russian war crimes, the ICC has the right to "exercise its jurisdiction to investigate any acts of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes that have occurred in Ukraine".

Recall that in 2016, Putin ordered to withdraw Russia from the jurisdiction of the ICC.

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