August 17, 2022
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ICC prosecutor to investigate possible war crimes in Ukraine

Karim Khan says that although Ukraine isn’t a member of the ICC, it has awarded jurisdiction to the court

The prosecutor of the international criminal court (ICC) in The Hague has announced that he will launch an investigation into possible war crimes or crimes against humanity in Ukraine.

Karim Khan said that although Ukraine was not a member of the ICC, it had awarded jurisdiction to the court. He said that there was grounds to open an investigation based on a previous preliminary investigation on Crimea and the Donbas published last year, and on current events in Ukraine.

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