© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal and European Fee President Ursula von der Leyen attend an EU-Ukraine summit in Kyiv, Ukraine, February 2, 2023. Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout through REUTE
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Fee chief Ursula von der Leyen mentioned on Thursday that a world centre for the prosecution of the crime of aggression in Ukraine could be arrange in The Hague.
“It’ll coordinate the gathering of proof, will probably be embedded within the joint investigation group which is supported by our company Eurojust,” von der Leyen mentioned throughout an official go to to Kyiv together with over a dozen different senior EU officers for 2 days of high-level talks.
An act of aggression is outlined by the United Nations because the “invasion or assault by the armed forces of a state (on) the territory of one other state, or any army occupation”.
The Worldwide Felony Courtroom, additionally primarily based in The Hague within the Netherlands, is already investigating alleged conflict crimes and crimes towards humanity in reference to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The ICC can prosecute genocide in Ukraine however has no jurisdiction over alleged crimes of aggression by Russia there.