The UK will host a gathering of justice ministers in March to debate methods to assist the Worldwide Legal Courtroom’s investigation of alleged struggle crimes in Ukraine, the federal government stated Saturday.
The ICC primarily based in The Hague is at the moment finishing up an investigation into struggle crimes and crimes towards humanity in Ukraine.
ICC prosecutor Karim Khan is ready to participate within the March assembly with ministers from world wide, London stated.
Khan in December urged the worldwide neighborhood to get behind and fund the ICC probe, saying: “We want the instruments to do the job. We should not have these instruments.”
The UK authorities stated the assembly “goals to extend the worldwide monetary and sensible assist being provided to the ICC and coordinate efforts to make sure it has all it wants to hold out investigations and prosecute these accountable”.
Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab, who will co-host the assembly, stated the contributors will focus on assist collect info and share proof of atrocities in addition to assist victims.
“Russian forces ought to know they can’t act with impunity and we’ll again Ukraine till justice is served,” Raab stated.
He pressured “the worldwide neighborhood should give its strongest backing to the ICC so struggle criminals will be held to account for the atrocities we’re witnessing”.
The assembly’s co-host, Dutch Justice Minister Dilan Yesilgoz-Zegerius, stated the assembly contributors would “coordinate with our companions to make sure that assist to the ICC and the Ukrainian authorities is obtainable”.
European Fee president Ursula von der Leyen in December stated that the ICC couldn’t strive Russia, a non-member state, for the “management” crime of aggression with out a United Nations Safety Council decision, which Moscow would immediately veto.
She as a substitute proposed a UN-backed particular court docket to prosecute the Russian management for the “crime of aggression” over its invasion of Ukraine.
EU international coverage chief Josep Borrell stated final month that Russia’s huge missile assaults on Ukraine concentrating on civilian infrastructure “represent struggle crimes and are barbaric. All these accountable shall be held accountable.”