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    Vlad the child kidnapper

    The international criminal court in The Hague has issued arrest warrants for Vladimir Putin and his children’s rights commissioner, Maria Alekseyevna Lvova-Belova, for the “unlawful deportation” of Ukrainian children.

    The court’s pre-trial judges assessed there were “reasonable grounds to believe that each suspect bears responsibility for the war crime of unlawful deportation of population and that of unlawful transfer of population from occupied areas of Ukraine to the Russian Federation, in prejudice of Ukrainian children”.

    The judges considered issuing secret warrants but decided that making them public could “contribute to the prevention of the further commission of crimes”.

    Moscow has said it does not recognise the jurisdiction of the ICC.

    “The decisions of the international criminal court have no meaning for our country, including from a legal point of view,” the foreign ministry spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, said on her Telegram channel. “Russia is not a party to the Rome statute of the international criminal court and bears no obligations under it.”

    Ukraine’s presidential chief of staff, Andriy Yermak, welcomed the news on social media, adding: “Its just the beginning.”

    Wayne Jordash, a Kyiv-based international human rights lawyer and managing partner of Global Rights Compliance, agreed that the warrants for Putin and Lvova-Belova were likely to be the first of many.

    “More will come over the next few months. This has got to be a sort of warning shot across the bow. This is the prosecutor just getting something in the docket,” Jordash said. The ICC prosecutor, Karim Khan, began war crimes investigations in Ukraine over a year ago.
    "You’re just a bad memory who doesn’t know when to go away" JR


    Presumably it's just virtue signalling.
    Down with racism. Long live miscegenation!


      Originally posted by NotAllThere View Post

      Presumably it's just virtue signalling.
      Not altogether. It will make international travel rather more complicated for one thing.
      Blog? What blog...?