ICC chief prosecutor joins probe of alleged war crimes in Ukraine

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The International Criminal Court’s (ICC) chief prosecutor will join an EU investigations team to probe possible international crimes committed in Ukraine following the Russian invasion, the EU’s judicial cooperation agency said Monday.

ICC prosecutor Karim Khan and the Prosecutors General from Lithuania, Poland and Ukraine signed an agreement for the international war crimes tribunal’s first-ever participation in an investigative team, Eurojust said.

“With this agreement, parties are sending a clear message that all efforts will be undertaken to effectively gather evidence on core international crimes committed in Ukraine and bring those responsible to justice,” the Eurojust agency said in a statement.

Lithuania, Poland and Ukraine signed an agreement last month to set up a team to enable the exchange of information and investigation into suspected war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Khan early last month opened an investigation into possible war crimes committed in Ukraine, following requests to do so by an unprecedented number of the court’s member states. (Source: CNA)

 

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