'Russia gets out International Criminal Court '

'Russia gets out International Criminal Court '

World November 16, 2016 12:45

moscow - Russia has withdrawn from the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague. The Russian government, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs instructed the UN notifying informed.

Russia signed the Treaty of Rome, which is the basis for the ICC since 2002. The country has then never ratified the treaty.

'The ICC has never been able to live up to expectations and it was never a truly independent judicial institution with authority,' according to a statement from the Russian Foreign Ministry, which British and Russian media reported Wednesday.

Russian President Putin decided by decree that Russia will not ratify the Treaty of Rome. The country is not the only thing that the treaty is not ratified, countries like the US, China and Israel have not.

Recently returned three countries that had ratified it, the court backs. It involves Burundi, South Africa and Gambia, who are angry because so far only Africans have been brought before the court.

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