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I URGE PROSECUTION OF RUSSIAN WAR CRIMES IN UKRAINE

In the twenty years since its inception, the International Criminal Court (ICC) has secured only three war crime convictions. Putin’s regime must be held accountable for war crimes in Ukraine but this will only happen with sustained international support and funding. I asked the Justice Secretary what support his Department is providing to support the ICC’s investigation into war crimes in Ukraine, and what discussions he has had with international counterparts who’s governments are not members of the ICC to encourage them to join.


With the current atrocities taking place in Ukraine, this is especially important. Under the Geneva Convention, civilians cannot be deliberately attacked and nor can the infrastructure that is vital to their survival, but evidence is emerging from Ukraine of indiscriminate rape and murder of non-combatants, and Russian forces have been targeting hospitals and power stations.


Watch the exchange below 👇.



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