- The International Criminal Court has issued an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin.
- Putin has allegedly dedicated conflict crimes in Ukraine, the ICC said in a Friday assertion.
- He’s been accused by the court docket of orchestrating involvement in illegally transferring kids from Ukraine to Russia.
The International Criminal Court has issued an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin, alleging he’s answerable for conflict crimes dedicated in Ukraine.
Putin is “allegedly responsible for the war crime of unlawful deportation of population (children) and that of unlawful transfer of population (children) from occupied areas of Ukraine to the Russian Federation,” the ICC said in a Friday assertion.
The Netherland’s primarily based court docket alleged these crimes have been carried out since Russia launched its full-scale invasion of Ukraine in late February 2022.
The ICC’s announcement comes a day after the United Nations printed a report that detailed violations of human rights and worldwide humanitarian legislation by Russian forces in Ukraine. The UN said most of the actions, together with the switch and deportation of kids from Ukraine to Russia, “amount to war crimes.”
“It is forbidden by international law for occupying powers to transfer civilians from the territory they live in to other territories. Children enjoy special protection under the Geneva Conventions,” ICC President Judge Piotr Hofmański said in a video posted to social media.
The ICC also issued an arrest warrant for Maria Alekseyevna Lvova-Belova, who’s the commissioner for youngsters’s rights in the Kremlin’s presidential office, for conflict crimes allegations just like these raised against Putin.
Hofmański said in the video that ICC judges issued the arrest warrants, however that the execution of those warrants will depend upon worldwide cooperation.
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