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Justice ministers of dozens of countries will discuss support for the International Criminal Court in London

20 марта 2023, 04:09
Earlier, the International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin.

On Monday, March 20, a meeting of justice ministers from more than 40 countries will be held in London to discuss strengthening the International Criminal Court, AFP writes. As the head of the British department Dominic Raab pointed out, the meeting will "demonstrate the continued growing support for the ICC." The first speeches are expected from the Minister of Justice of Ukraine Denis Malyuska, Prosecutor General of Ukraine Andriy Kostin and the prosecutor of the ICC of the British Karim Khan.

London promised to allocate another 395 thousand euros to the court to provide psychological assistance to victims and witnesses of war crimes, to train experts to work in the ICC and to create a project to ensure the possibility of testifying remotely. In total, the UK government will allocate 1 million to the ICC this year.

Recall that on March 17, the ICC issued an arrest warrant for Russian leader Vladimir Putin and the Presidential Commissioner for Children's Rights, Maria Lvova-Belova. The document says that they may be involved in "war crimes involving the illegal deportation of the population (children) and the illegal movement of the population (children) from the occupied territories of Ukraine to the Russian Federation".

According to the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova, the decisions of the ICC do not matter to Russia, and possible arrest warrants are legally null and void. In the Kremlin, the very formulation of the question about this is called unacceptable.