“We share the issues expressed on Tuesday by the Presidency of the ICC’s Meeting of States Events that these actions are unacceptable, and we name for them to be promptly withdrawn,” mentioned Spokesperson Ravina Shamdasani, talking in Geneva.
Final month, Russia issued arrest warrants towards the President, deputy and one of many judges on the ICC, which investigates and tries individuals charged with the gravest crimes, particularly genocide, conflict crimes, crimes towards humanity and the crime of aggression.
Response to ICC warrants
The event follows the Courtroom’s issuance of arrest warrants in March towards Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Commissioner for Youngsters’s Rights, Maria Lvova-Belova, for alleged illegal deportation and switch of Ukrainian youngsters to Russia.
Days later, Russia opened instances towards ICC Prosecutor Karim Khan and three Courtroom judges, in response to media reviews.
Preventing towards impunity
The ICC was established in July 2002 beneath a treaty generally known as the Rome Statute and relies in The Hague, within the Netherlands.
The Courtroom is “a cornerstone of the rule of regulation and enhances the work of nationwide courts within the combat towards impunity,” mentioned Ms. Shamdasani.
“It’s due to this fact essential that it, and its officers, can carry out their important capabilities beneath the Rome Statute, unhindered by strain, interference, or intimidation – from any quarter,” she added.