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    Putin signs decree withdrawing Russia from International Criminal Court
    Nov17

    Putin signs decree withdrawing Russia from International Criminal Court

    Russian President Putin removed the country from the ICC following a resolution condemning its temporary occupation of Crimea. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Russia’s ICC Withdrawal Called Bad Sign for Justice
    Nov16

    Russia’s ICC Withdrawal Called Bad Sign for Justice

    International human rights groups have condemned the decree signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin withdrawing Russia from the International Criminal Court, calling it a cynical move and a bad omen for justice. The Rome Statute created the court in 1998. Putin signed the treaty in 2000, but Russia never ratified it. Tanya Lokshina, the...

    Russia withdraws from International Criminal Court after being called out over Crimea invasion
    Nov16

    Russia withdraws from International Criminal Court after being called out over Crimea invasion

    Russia announced its withdrawal Wednesday from the International Criminal Court within hours of being rebuked by the ICC for effectively creating an international armed conflict upon its invasion of Ukraine. The decision to part ways was revealed by the Kremlin through a presidential decree issued Wednesday which said Russia will …...

    Russia withdraws from international war crimes court
    Nov16

    Russia withdraws from international war crimes court

    Russia formally withdrew from the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Wednesday with a decree from President Vladimir Putin. The decision follows an ICC report released Monday that mounts a legal argument for alleged crimes Russia committed during the conflict in Ukraine. The Crimean conflict began “when the Russian Federation deployed members...

    Obama’s Never-Ending Lecture Tour
    Nov16

    Obama’s Never-Ending Lecture Tour

    President Obama, who has done less for Europe than any American president since Calvin Coolidge, cannot stop telling Europeans what to do. As he sets out on his final European tour as president, with his political party back home in a state of near collapse, and with Putin inflicting yet another painful humiliation on the least successful...

    Russia latest to reject authority of International Criminal Court amid scrutiny of Crimea annexation
    Nov16

    Russia latest to reject authority of International Criminal Court amid scrutiny of Crimea annexation

    Russia appeared on course Wednesday to become the latest nation to snub the International Criminal Court, sending a signal of defiance after a UN panel cited rights abuses and other complaints linked to Russia’s annexation of Crimea more than two years ago. The decree to formally withdraw from the ICC, signed by President Vladimir Putin,...

    Putin says ‘nyet’ to International Criminal court
    Nov16

    Putin says ‘nyet’ to International Criminal court

    Russian President Vladimir Putin withdrew his nation from the International Criminal Court on Wednesday, a day after a United Nations committee condemned Russia for human rights abuses in Crimea. …read more Source: USA...

    Punches thrown in Ukrainian parliament as lawmakers get personal
    Nov16

    Punches thrown in Ukrainian parliament as lawmakers get personal

    Two Ukrainian lawmakers get involved in a fistfight after one accuses the other of having ties to Russia. …read more Source: USA...

    Russia Withdraws Support For International Criminal Court
    Nov16

    Russia Withdraws Support For International Criminal Court

    Russia is withdrawing its signature from the treaty establishing the ICC, after the court released a report calling the 2014 seizure of Crimea from Ukraine an “international armed conflict.” …read more Source:...

    ICC supporters call for unity after withdrawals, Russia snub
    Nov16

    ICC supporters call for unity after withdrawals, Russia snub

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Supporters of the International Criminal Court appealed for unity Wednesday in the aftermath of three African nations announcing plans to withdraw and Russia symbolically turning its back on the court. The departures of the African states — South Africa, Burundi and Gambia — buzzed through the corridors on the first...