International criminal Court has not justified the hopes assigned to him, becoming dependent on, the foreign Ministry said, noting concern with the position of the ICC in relation to the events of August 2008, when Tbilisi launched a war against peaceful Tskhinvali.
"Unfortunately, the Court did not justify the hopes assigned to him and became a truly independent, authoritative body of international justice. In principle, at different venues, as well as among them in the General Assembly and the UN security Council, noted the inefficient and one-sided work of the Court during investigations of cases. Significant fact ? 14 years of operation, the ICC has issued only 4 of the sentence out With more than 1 billion dollars ", - reported in the report on the Internet representative office of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
It is noted, for example, the intention of the African Union on the coordinated withdrawal from the Rome Statute of the African continent." The Russian Federation can not disturb the attitude of the ICC To the events of August 2008. Attack of Saakashvili's regime on peaceful Tskhinvali, killing Russian peacekeepers from the ICC gave rise to attacks against the South Ossetian militias and Russian soldiers. The eventual trial of the action and orders of Georgian officials purposefully left to the discretion of the Georgian justice remains out of the focus of attention of the Prosecutor of the ICC. A similar reversal speaks for itself. In such circumstances, one can hardly speak about the credibility of the International criminal court ", - Stated in the message. The foreign Ministry stressed that Russia's decision not to become a party to the Statute of the ICC entails the legal consequences envisaged by the Vienna Convention on the law of treaties 1969. It is pointed out that " Russia has consistently advocated the bringing To justice of perpetrators of most serious international crimes."" Our country was behind the creation of the Nuremberg and Tokyo tribunals, participated in the creation of basic documents on the battle with such serious international crimes as genocide, lawlessness against humanity and war iniquities. It is for these fundamental reasons, Russia voted for the adoption of the Rome Statute and signed it on 13 September 2000, " said the Minister. Before Wednesday, the head of Vladimir Putin has signed a decree on the refusal of Russia to participate in the Rome Statute of the international criminal Court. Yesterday it was announced that the international criminal court in the Hague declared the reunification of the Crimea with Russia amounted to an armed conflict between Ukraine and Russia. The Rome Statute, which entered into force in 2002, is the basis of the ICC. Russia international agreement signed in 2000, but until now not ratified it. So, on the Russian Federation, Thus the same as in USA, China, Ukraine and several other States, the jurisdiction of the ICC does not apply. International criminal Court officially began its work in the Hague in the summer of 2002. The ICC became the 1st permanent international court established on a contractual basis for trial for serious crimes. It is not included in the structure of the UN, however, may initiate proceedings for the submission of the UN Security Council. We emphasize that at the end of September, the U.S. expressed dissatisfaction with the fact that the Russian Federation is not allowed to accept the UN resolution and send to the international criminal Court case against President of the Syrian Republic Assad.