• March 4, 2022
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Experts from the International Court of Justice in The Hague are arriving in Ukraine

Investigators from the International Court of Justice are arriving in Ukraine this week to investigate crimes that Russia has committed during the war in Ukraine, Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada and international media reports.

 

The International Criminal Court (ICC) is an international judicial institution authorized to prosecute serious crimes of concern to the international community: genocide, crimes against humanity, crimes of war and aggression. ICC is established in The Hague, the Netherlands.

 

The Court has previously announced that it will hold hearings on Russia’s actions in Ukraine. During a week-long attack, the Russian army is reportedly destroying civilian facilities, cities and settlements.

 

“Any party to the conflict that targets citizens or civilian objects is committing a crime under the Rome Statute and international humanitarian law,” Karim Khan, a prosecutor in The Hague, told Reuters.

Translated by Monika Ivanavičiūtė within the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.

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