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In The Hague, 44 countries supported the establishment of a tribunal for Russia for crimes against Ukraine

03 Apr, 2024
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In The Hague, 44 countries supported the establishment of a tribunal for Russia for crimes against Ukraine

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Representatives of 44 countries supported the idea of ​​creating a special tribunal for Russia for crimes committed against Ukraine during the annexation war.

This was stated in the press service of the Netherlands government.

The corresponding declaration was adopted at the end of the "Restoring Justice for Ukraine" conference. A total of 57 countries participated in the conference, in The Hague.

The document was supported by 44 countries, including EU member states, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Moldova, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

"We reiterate the strong condemnation, set out in the Declaration, of the ongoing acts of aggression by the Russian Federation against Ukraine; these acts, including the attempted illegal annexation of regions of Ukraine, are blatant violations of the Charter of the United Nations, notably the prohibition of the use of force, constitute breaches of international law entailing the state responsibility of the Russian Federation, threaten international peace and security, challenge the respect for the rules-based international order, and undermine democratic values," the declaration said.

"We reiterate our strong condemnation of all international crimes committed in the context of the war of aggression by the Russian Federation against Ukraine; we particularly condemn in the strongest terms all unlawful attacks on civilians and humanitarian and medical personnel, as well as on civilian objects, medical facilities, schools and other educational institutions, electric power plants, agricultural and other critical infrastructure and cultural heritage sites; we equally condemn the illegal abduction and detention, enforced disappearance, torture, ill-treatment and execution of Ukrainian citizens in the Russian Federation and the territories of Ukraine temporarily occupied or controlled by the Russian Federation, the unlawful transfer of Ukrainian children within those territories and their deportation from those territories to the Russian Federation, all forms of conflict-related sexual violence and gender-based crimes, and unlawful attacks causing widespread, long-term, and severe damage to the natural environment," the declaration said.

Download "Political Declaration of the Ministerial Conference on Restoring Justice for Ukraine"

The Dutch Foreign Minister, during her speech at the conference, welcomed the establishment of the International Registry of Losses. According to her, as of the evening of April 2, over 100 claims for compensation had been received.

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