Justice Ministry: Russia at the moment has not ratified the Rome Statute of the ICC

Justice Ministry: Russia at the moment has not ratified the Rome Statute of the ICC


Because of this, Russia, like USA and some other countries the jurisdiction of the ICC does not apply. Georgia ratified the Rome Statute, therefore the crimes committed by its nationals or on its territory, be under the jurisdiction of the ICC.

MOSCOW, 12 Oct. Russia at the moment has not ratified the Rome Statute of the International criminal court (ICC), which recently announced that it plans to launch an investigation in connection with the 2008 conflict in South Ossetia, and requested the Russian Federation materials of investigation of these events, reported the Ministry of justice of the Russian Federation.

“As 12.10.2015 Rome Statute of the International criminal court of the Russian Federation not ratified,” — said in the Ministry.

The Rome Statute, which entered into force 2002, is the basis of the ICC’s work. The Russian Federation international Treaty signed in 2000, but still not ratified. Thus, Russia, like the USA, China, Ukraine and several other countries jurisdiction of international justice does not apply. The Georgian Parliament ratified the Rome Statute in 2003, so crimes committed by its nationals or on its territory, be under the jurisdiction of the ICC.

The head of the Investigative Committee Alexander Bastrykin has previously reported that the ICC has asked the Russian Federation the investigation of war crimes in South Ossetia in 2008. According to the head of IC, previously no international court is not concerned with the investigation, although the Russian Federation, which qualifies the actions of the Georgian military and international war crimes, has tried to make the ICC in these materials.