Subscription and demo access


 
About Interfax
Press Releases
Products & Services
Contact us
Customer Login
 


Headlines
 

06/26 20:09   Majority of Ukrainians consider March 8, May 1, 9 important holidays, but don't regret USSR's collapse - poll
 
06/26 19:56   Ruble strengthens on oil
 
06/26 19:55   Sberbank to appeal Transneft ruling before July 21 (Part 2)
 
06/26 19:54   Main indexes of the Russia stock market for June 26
 
06/26 19:45   Aggregated results for trading of shares in Moscow Exchange
 
06/26 19:45   Moldovan president lambasts supporters of Moldova's unification with Romania
 
06/26 19:40   Results of Interregional Trading for OFZ & OBR
 
06/26 19:34   Capitalization of Russian stock market increases 0,19% on Monday
 
06/26 19:34   MICEX stock index slides as ruble strengthens, Sistema falls most
 
06/26 19:26   Bulava ICBM launched from Barents Sea strikes set targets in Kamchatka missile test range
 


 

Interfax.com  |  Interfax news  |  ICC consideration of Ukraine events declaration...


News headlines


May 20, 2014 21:36

ICC consideration of Ukraine events declaration not temporally limited

BRUSSELS. May 20 (Interfax) - There is no timeframe for the International Criminal Court (ICC) Office of the Prosecutor studying the Ukrainian government's declaration of the crimes committed between November 21, 2013, and February 22, 2014, and deciding whether or not to launch an inquiry.

The ICC's legal documents do not state how long a preliminary prosecutorial inquiry should continue, the ICC told Interfax on Tuesday.

The Ukrainian government's declaration was received by the Court on April 17, the ICC recalled.

ICC Registrar Herman von Hebel said the declaration was filed under clause 3 of Article 12 of the Rome Statute that allows nations, which are not parties to the Rome Statute, including Ukraine, to recognize the Court's jurisdiction.

I told the Ukrainian government that in accordance with its declaration Ukraine is obligated to cooperate with the Court. At the same time, recognition of the Court's jurisdiction does not automatically mean a start of an investigation by the Court, the registrar said.

The process involves a whole host of steps which may or may not lead to an investigation, von Hebel said.

It was reported that on April 25 that ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda opened a preliminary inquiry into the crimes committed before and during the events following the deposition of Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych.

The prosecutor has decided to open a preliminary inquiry into the situation in Ukraine to find out whether reasons exist for launching a full inquiry, the Court said in a press release.

On April 17 the ICC received a filing from the Ukrainian government, asking it to investigate the events that occurred in Independence Square in Kyiv during the stated period.

The ICC is the first permanent legal institution in charge of prosecuting individuals responsible for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity. It is based on the Rome Statute adopted in 1998. The Court has existed since July 2002.

The ICC is based in The Hague but can hold its hearings anywhere.

Ukraine signed the Rome Statute on January 20, 2000, but has yet to ratify it.

Ukraine's Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said earlier that by signing the political part of the association agreement with the European Union, Ukraine undertakes to ratify the Rome Statute. This led to the Ukrainian government asking the Constitutional Court (CC) to determine the constitutionality of a possible ratification by Ukraine of the Rome Statute of the ICC in The Hague. In the event of the CC's positive decision, the Cabinet of Ministers will ask the parliament to ratify the statute without a delay.

kk cm

(Our editorial staff can be reached at eng.editors@interfax.ru)

/Interfax/
 Subscription
You can access a demo version of, receive more information about or subscribe to Interfax publications by filling in and returning the form below. We also have dozens of reports in the Russian language, please indicate if you are interested.
Title:


Phone:


E-mail:


First name:


Company:


Country:
Last name:


Division:


City:
Products:
Central Asia & Caucasus Business Weekly
Central Asia General Newswire
Global Gas Analytics
Global Natural Gas Daily
Interfax Via Bloomberg Terminal
Kazakhstan General Newswire
Kazakhstan Mining Weekly
Kazakhstan Oil & Gas Weekly
Russia & CIS Announcements
Russia & CIS Banking and Finance Weekly
Russia & CIS Business and Financial Daily
Russia & CIS Business and Financial Newswire
Russia & CIS Business and Investment Weekly
Russia & CIS Business Law Weekly
Russia & CIS Business news
Russia & CIS Defense Industry Weekly
Russia & CIS Diplomatic Panorama
Russia & CIS Energy Daily
Russia & CIS Energy Newswire
Russia & CIS Events Calendar
Russia & CIS Food and Agriculture Weekly
Russia & CIS General Newswire
Russia & CIS Headline News
Russia & CIS Insurance Weekly
Russia & CIS IT and Telecom Weekly
Russia & CIS Metals and Mining Weekly
Russia & CIS Military Daily
Russia & CIS Military Newswire
Russia & CIS Military Weekly
Russia & CIS Oil and Gas Weekly
Russia & CIS Presidential Bulletin
Russia & CIS Statistics Weekly
Russia Health & Pharmaceuticals
Russia Market Roundup
Russia Press Review
Ukraine Business Daily
Ukraine Business Weekly
Ukraine General Newswire
Please enter the digits from picture in the box below:

June 26, 2017
 
20:09
Majority of Ukrainians consider March 8, May 1, 9 important holidays, but don't regret USSR's collapse - poll
 
19:56
Ruble strengthens on oil
 
19:55
Sberbank to appeal Transneft ruling before July 21 (Part 2)
 
19:54
Main indexes of the Russia stock market for June 26
 
19:45
Aggregated results for trading of shares in Moscow Exchange
 
19:45
Moldovan president lambasts supporters of Moldova's unification with Romania
 
19:40
Results of Interregional Trading for OFZ & OBR
 
19:34
Capitalization of Russian stock market increases 0,19% on Monday
 
19:34
MICEX stock index slides as ruble strengthens, Sistema falls most
 
19:26
Bulava ICBM launched from Barents Sea strikes set targets in Kamchatka missile test range
 
19:23
RBC apologizes to Sechin for circulating inaccurate information - announcement
 
19:13
 
19:00
Daily Headline News for June 26, 2017
 
18:59
Over 45,000 Ukrainians enjoyed visa-free travel to EU in past 2 weeks
 
 more headlines 



Interviews
 

.
Bahraini Ambassador to Russia Ahmed Abdulrahman Al Saati has given an interview to Interfax in which he speaks about the prolongation of the decision of OPEC and non-OPEC countries to freeze oil output, prospects of energy cooperation between Bahrain and Russia, bilateral military-technical cooperation and prospects for resuming diplomatic relations with Iran.

more
.
.
Following strikes of the U.S.-led coalition on pro-governmental forces in Syria, the coalitions spokesman Ryan Dillon has given a Skype interview to Interfaxs correspondent Ksenia Baygarova in which he speaks about if U.S. notified Russia in advance of upcoming strikes on pro-governmental forces in Syria, about how to avoid incidents in the future and about when al-Raqqa and Mosul will be liberated from terrorists.

more
.
.
Pakistani Defense Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif has given an interview to Interfax correspondent Veronika Vishnyakova in which he speaks about his recent talks with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, Pakistan-Russian interaction on Afghanistan, as well as his expectations from upcoming entry of Pakistan to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).

more

 
  
 ©   1991—2017   Interfax Information Service. All rights reserved.
contact information   |   Interfax offices   |   made by web.finmarket

News and other data on this site are provided for information purposes only, and are not intended for republication or redistribution. Republication or redistribution of Interfax content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Interfax.

Browse other Interfax sites:  Interfax.ru   |   IFX.RU   |   Interfax Group   Rambler's Top100