Putin will escape The Hague as ICC not ‘truly global body’ with likes of US not signed up
EXCLUSIVE: Some of the world’s biggest players who may become involved in future wars will never become members of the International Criminal Court (ICC), an expert has claimed, in what is a blow to the authority of Vladimir Putin’s arrest warrant.
Vladimir Putin and his presidential commissioner for children’s rights, Maria Lvova-Belova, were charged with the unlawful deportation of Ukrainian children to Russia by the International Criminal Court (ICC) this month. Many of the children have allegedly been taken from orphanages and care homes, predominantly from Russian-occupied areas in Ukraine. Moscow has denied the allegations, with Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov saying Russia found the very questions raised by the ICC “outrageous and unacceptable”. Yet, while describing the arrest warrant as an “embarrassment” for Putin, historian and political expert Professor Mark Galeotti explained that it carries little weight. He told Express.co.uk that the ICC is not a “truly global” body and it is unlikely that the Russian President will ever be arrested.
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