International Criminal Court Press Release
March 17, 2023
Today, 17 March 2023, Pre-Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or “the Court”) issued warrants of arrest for two individuals in the context of the situation in Ukraine: Mr Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin and Ms Maria Alekseyevna Lvova-Belova.
Mr Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, born on 7 October 1952, President of the Russian Federation, is allegedly responsible for the war crime of unlawful deportation of population (children) and that of unlawful transfer of population (children) from occupied areas of Ukraine to the Russian Federation (under articles 8(2)(a)(vii) and 8(2)(b)(viii) of the Rome Statute). The crimes were allegedly committed in Ukrainian occupied territory at least from 24 February 2022. There are reasonable grounds to believe that Mr Putin bears individual criminal responsibility for the aforementioned crimes, (i) for having committed the acts directly, jointly with others and/or through others (article 25(3)(a) of the Rome Statute), and (ii) for his failure to exercise control properly over civilian and military subordinates who committed the acts, or allowed for their commission, and who were under his effective authority and control, pursuant to superior responsibility (article 28(b) of the Rome Statute).
Ms Maria Alekseyevna Lvova-Belova, born on 25 October 1984, Commissioner for Children’s Rights in the Office of the President of the Russian Federation, is allegedly responsible for the war crime of unlawful deportation of population (children) and that of unlawful transfer of population (children) from occupied areas of Ukraine to the Russian Federation (under articles 8(2)(a)(vii) and 8(2)(b)(viii) of the Rome Statute). The crimes were allegedly committed in Ukrainian occupied territory at least from 24 February 2022. There are reasonable grounds to believe that Ms Lvova-Belova bears individual criminal responsibility for the aforementioned crimes, for having committed the acts directly, jointly with others and/or through others (article 25(3)(a) of the Rome Statute).
Pre-Trial Chamber II considered, based on the Prosecution’s applications of 22 February 2023, that there are reasonable grounds to believe that each suspect bears responsibility for the war crime of unlawful deportation of population and that of unlawful transfer of population from occupied areas of Ukraine to the Russian Federation, in prejudice of Ukrainian children.
The Chamber considered that the warrants are secret in order to protect victims and witnesses and also to safeguard the investigation. Nevertheless, mindful that the conduct addressed in the present situation is allegedly ongoing, and that the public awareness of the warrants may contribute to the prevention of the further commission of crimes, the Chamber considered that it is in the interests of justice to authorise the Registry to publicly disclose the existence of the warrants, the name of the suspects, the crimes for which the warrants are issued, and the modes of liability as established by the Chamber.
The abovementioned warrants of arrests were issued pursuant to the applications submitted by the Prosecution on 22 February 2023.
Amazing. This just proves my point that I made in my last response to Aloha P. Whoever controls the system controls the ICC. The ICC is willing to move on Putin and Lvova-Belova but stopped its investigation of U.S. war crimes in Afghanistan after Trump sanctioned the ICC even with overwhelming evidence of war crimes by U.S. armed forces. I guess this is why Biden removed the sanctions on the ICC so the U.S. could use the ICC to go after Putin. In my opinion the ICC is a compromised institution, and this just proves it.
Kekoa, I hope you are wrong in your assumption. Because if it is true that is the ICC is compromised and has become biased then how will the illegal occupation and crimes against the Hawaiian Kingdom ever be resolved and we to be freed from the grips of our enemy, the United States of America.
God is good and pray that the justice of the Almighty is at hand. Amen
Doreene, I am not wrong. June 11, 2020 Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo went on national TV after Trump sanctioned the ICC and said “We cannot, we will not stand by as our people are threatened by a kangaroo court,”. Biden lifts the sanctions and all of sudden this so called, kangaroo court is now a legitimate court issuing a warrant for Putin and Lvova-Belova. Give me a break. What happened to the investigation of the U.S. for war crimes in Afghanistan. It just simply vanished. The system in place is only as good as the people that run the system. When the U.S. loses the ability to sanction this court or whoever else daring to hold them accountable is when legitimacy will return to these entities and true justice can be served. That will only happen when BRICS’s alternate system is up and running. This alternate system is the real reason the U.S. pushed Russia into a war with Ukraine. This will also be the reason the U.S. instigates a war between Taiwan and China just like Ukraine. This are the lengths the U.S. will go to keep U.S. hegemony.
I had to google the difference between the Permanent Court of Arbitration and the International Criminal Court. I didn’t know there was a difference until now. Any idea on how to get the ICC to investigate the alleged war crimes in the Hawaiian Kingdom?
I mean, if sanctions are no longer an issue for the ICC, surely there must be a possibility to get the Hawaiian Kingdom’s presence into the ICC. I would like to think that the entire ICC is not 100% compromised, but maybe 90% compromised, which in theory leaves a 10% chance window of opportunity to get the Hawaiian Kingdom into the ICC.
In your opinion, do you think the ICC is a 100% compromised, or maybe 50% compromised?
Evil is in control here usa and nato walks hand in hand corruption at the highest level runned by one percenters bio labs and child trafficking and major crimes to humanity causing genocidal intent what a sick world we live in today courts is own and operated by the biggest Corporation of one percenters this is why we cannot move foward all the proof is there its being stonewalled and also we have kanaka back stabbing are own people for money and power what a sick world we live in. I love my country hkg is where my oath stands forever but we are in for a ruff ride till the end Aloha
Usa nato trying to cover up major issues human trafficking bio labs they always blaming other countries for there crimes against humanity behind the scenes big corporations amd one percenters own everything including all the courts and all the lies and genocide around the world some very sick people
Are we aware of the conditions under which these individuals, groups, etc. of children, women & men were confined to in the Ukraine? I understand that there was / is much human trafficking that goes on there.
hanabiu8, Prosecutors claim “… there are reasonable grounds to believe that each suspect bears responsibility for the war crime of unlawful deportation of population and that of unlawful transfer of population from occupied areas of Ukraine to the Russian Federation, in prejudice of Ukrainian children….” Prosecutors don’t provide any evidence or give any specifics to show how they reached their conclusion of reasonable grounds. The way they leak stuff to the media you would think the specifics would be made known. I find this very hard to believe. With all the media coverage and the world watching this special military operation. Do you really think Putin would be so stupid to do something like this. I doubt it very much. Remember the BS collaboration between the U.S. and international chemical weapons inspection agency claiming President Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons. Only to find out later the initial on the ground inspectors did not support that claim and their report was changed. They actually concluded that the incident might have been staged. One of those false flag moments. This appears to be one of those moments. MHO Ukraine is definitely going to lose this war so there goes the U.S.’s BS narrative so in desperation why not go with another narrative of war crimes.
Thats what you was led to believe and any way america came in this with dirty hands and now there about to lose everything because of corruption within its own collective witch is good for our slands the sad part about hear say unless you have boots on the ground there everything else is speculation. Sad all i want is hkg back to it’s original form is that to much to ask for everything else is stonewalling kanakas the truth is there
Blocking China’s strategic meeting with Russia before it happens…in order to separate China from Russia. Will Xi meet with an alleged war criminal? Can the ICC really pursue Putin given their lack of accountability for other developing countries war criminals? Looks like a fixing is happening…but it will only solidify Saudi Arabia’s partnership in BRICS-S! Just a desperate move for a world power to keep control of the narrative and hinder the development of OBOR initiative.
Xi said to Uncle Sam…”I’m meeting him anyway!”
So Xi landed in Moscow and met Putin in light of the war background which certainly struck Uncle Sam’s nerve, his MIC nerve that is.
“Here’s the deal, we don’t buy this whole Friendship, Cooperation and Peace thing y’all selling the world in the middle of this whole Ukraine occupation and all…” Uncle Sam emphatically replies. “We think y’all trying to start WWIII in this b*#@!” Sam spouts thinking all the while this is our opportunity to frame a whole new international world order.
Xi without hesitation, and I’m a calm voice humbly responds, “even in war Sam there is peace, may you seek and find yours” as Xi turns away his gaze from the eyes of Sam and looks in the opposite direction towards Putin.
Mike drop moment. LOL
Oops! Meant to say Mic drop moment. What we are witnessing is the slow death of the rules-based order of a hegemon and the birth of a multipolar world order ruled by international law.