Voices from Russia

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

The Ukraine Not Able to Prosecute Yanukovich at ICC

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A spokesman for the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague said that the Ukraine couldn’t appeal to the ICC to prosecute former Ukrainian state figures, including Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich, noting, “No country in the world has a right to ask the ICC to prosecute certain people”. Moreover, the ICC’s jurisdiction doesn’t cover the Ukraine because it hasn’t yet ratified the Rome Statute of the ICC. The spokesman observed, “Any country can decide to ratify the Rome Statute, which would give the ICC the opportunity to investigate cases that took place on the territory of the country anytime from 1 July 2002, when the document came into force. In any case, only the court’s prosecutor can decide whether there’s sufficient ground for conducting an investigation”. On Tuesday, the Rada approved a decision to appeal to the ICC to bring Viktor Yanukovich and other officials to justice “for crimes against humanity during peaceful protest rallies between 30 November 2013 and 22 February 2014”.

26 February 2014

Voice of Russia World Service

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_02_26/Ukraine-not-able-to-prosecute-Yanukovych-through-ICC-0130/

Editor’s Note:

If you wanted proof that the Timoshenko junta isn’t long for this world, this is it. You see, the ICC is a HIGHLY politicised body; in fact, it’s more of a political body than a real court. In other words, the ICC determined that the Timoshenko cabal wasn’t a legitimate government; they concluded that wasn’t long for this world. Ergo, the ICC wanted no part of this steaming meadow muffin. They sound so… miffed, don’t they? Eek! It might soil our white gloves! Go away! This is GOOD news… but the situation deteriorates hourly… no one, least of all me, has a handle on it all.  Stay tuned…

BMD

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