EUROPEAN PRAVDA – MONDAY, 1 AUGUST 2022, 20:17
The Workplace of the Prosecutor Basic of Ukraine and the Global Felony Courtroom are speaking about the risk of Ukraine handing over numerous of the criminal circumstances relating to Russia’s army aggression in Ukraine to the ICC.
Supply: Andrii Kostin, Prosecutor Standard of Ukraine, on air all through the 24/7 nationwide joint newscast, quoted in European Pravda
Quotation from Kostin: “About the Worldwide Legal Court docket, we’re functioning closely with them and are consistently in contact with Mr Khan, Prosecutor of the International Prison Court. We are at the moment discussing the risk of handing around various conditions to the Worldwide Legal Court.”
“As before long as we reach an agreement, I consider that the Ukrainian citizens will be knowledgeable about it.”
Information: Before, Bloomberg described that according to its sources, the ICC “is aiming to set ahead its initially scenario about alleged Russian war crimes in Ukraine as early as this winter”. Bloomberg provides that the ICC and Ukraine are in talks about Kyiv offering at minimum one Russian prisoner of war, who may possibly be ready to testify in opposition to senior Russian commanders, to the court docket.
Background: A joint investigations workforce comprising various European judicial authorities was set up in March to gather proof of alleged Russian crimes in Ukraine. The workplace of the prosecutor of the ICC is a participant in the investigative workforce, whose do the job is supported by Eurojust, the European Union’s agency for legal justice cooperation.
In late May well, associates of the investigative staff convened a coordination assembly in the Hague in response to phone calls to bring all all those responsible for the war crimes dedicated in Ukraine to justice.
In July, associates of the Ukraine Accountability Meeting in the Hague designed a Dialogue Team on Accountability for Ukraine.
The UN Higher Commissioner for Human Rights has stated that over 11,500 civilians have turn out to be casualties of the Russian war in Ukraine since the beginning of Russia’s entire-scale invasion on 24 February 2022. As of 12 July, at the very least 5,024 civilians – which include 300 little ones – have been killed, although the real numbers could be considerably bigger.
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