The British government has announced the allocation of a second package of assistance to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate Russian war crimes in Ukraine.
“The UK has responded swiftly to a request from the international criminal court for more police and lawyers to aid their investigation into Russian war crimes in Ukraine. Russian forces should know that they will be held to account for their actions and the global community will work together to ensure justice is served.”
The total package of support includes:
- A police liaison officer based in The Hague to lead on swift information sharing between the UK and the ICC.
- Offer of seven legal experts to date to support the ICC investigation with expertise in international criminal law and the handling of evidence to be presented to the court.
- Two police officers with expertise in the collection of intelligence through publicly available data sources.
- Ongoing defence analysis and monitoring of events in Ukraine, including preservation of any evidence relating to war crimes.
- Delivery of bespoke war crimes investigation training to Ukrainian police on behalf of the ICC, in collaboration with the Norwegian Police.