Thursday, December 1, 2022

EU Wants A Special Court To Try Russia For Ukraine War Crimes

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen speaks in Dublin on Dec. 1, 2022. "Russia must pay for its horrific crimes," she said, laying out arguments to establish a United Nations-backed court to examine Russian aggression in Ukraine.  

The Guardian: France backs plans for tribunal for Russian officials over Ukraine war  

France is first major western country to publicly support proposal for special court to try for crime of aggression 

France has become the first major western state to publicly back the creation of a special tribunal to try senior Russian officials – potentially including Vladimir Putin – for the crime of aggression in Ukraine. 

The French foreign ministry said on Wednesday that it was working with its European partners on the proposal. 

The statement came after the European Union and the president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, lent support for the tribunal in a speech on the bloc’s plans for Ukraine.  

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WNU Editor: The Kremlin has responded .... Kremlin hits back at Ukraine tribunal calls (RT). More here .... Tribunals to Prosecute Russia for Ukraine War Would Lack 'Legitimacy,' Kremlin Says (Moscow Times). 

 EU Wants A Special Court To Try Russia For Ukraine War Crimes  

EU proposes setting up specialized court to try Russian war crimes -- Politico  

EU seeks specialized court to investigate Russia war crimes -- AP  

EU Eyes Special Court to Try Russia for Ukraine War -- Moscow Times  

EU plans to set up a new court to prosecute Russia's war on Ukraine – but there's a mixed record on holding leaders like Putin accountable for waging wars -- The Conversation  

The EU wants a court to probe Russian war crime claims. Will it work? -- Euronews

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