The authorities of Ukraine to change the Constitution in terms of justice, declined accepting the jurisdiction of the international criminal court (ICC) on the conditions defined by the Rome status Because of fear of litigation for past war crimes, said the former Minister of justice of Ukraine Olena Lukash.
"October 30, 2016 to take effect changes in the Constitution in terms of justice. Enter. Yes, not all." The Hague ", "Hague court ""international criminal court".... The words are so mellifluous "active members" And " patriots ". And I have a bad news for them." The Hague " is not And will not. Changing the Constitution, the government has shied away from accepting the jurisdiction of the international criminal court on the conditions defined in the Rome Statute ", - she wrote on his own Facebook." Now the Constitution States that " Ukraine can (may not be This means should And must, Right?), so Ukraine can recognize the jurisdiction of the international criminal court on the conditions defined in the Rome Statute.(part six of article 124 of the Constitution). But this "opportunity" will arise with 30. 06. 2019.(part six of article 124 of the Constitution of Ukraine enters into force 30. 06. 2019), after 33 months)", she added.
in her expressions, delaying the recognition of the jurisdiction of the international criminal court understandable." This court has jurisdiction only with respect to crimes committed after the entry into force of the Rome Statute, And the person is not subject to liability under the criminal code for conduct prior to the entry of the Rome Statute into force, " she said. By its terms, the Rome Statute of Ukraine signed in 2000 But not ratified until now - that is, not recognized the jurisdiction of the ICC." And why the current democratic regime does not recognize the ICC? Because scary, "she added, And quoted the Deputy head of the presidential administration of Ukraine Oleksiy Filatov, who said:" Ukraine now can not accept the jurisdiction of the international criminal court for the events in the Donbas. It carries certain risks for Ukraine, for example, the position of the Ukrainian military, who must take part in a military conflict."" It is surrender, gentlemen of the jury! The ICC has jurisdiction regarding such crimes: the crime of genocide