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Russia withdraws from ICC statute


THE HAGUE: Russia dealt the International Criminal Court (ICC) a new blow on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) as the court’s top officials appealed to nations to support the tribunal hit by a wave of unprecedented defections.
Moscow has never ratified the world’s only permanent war crimes court, but in a heavily symbolic move on the opening day of the ICC’s annual meeting, it said it was formally withdrawing its signature to the tribunal’s founding Rome Statute.
“The court did not live up to the hopes associated with it and did not become truly independent,” Russia’s foreign ministry said, describing its work as …read more

Source: The Manila Times

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