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Ukraine LIVE: Prosecutor confident he will snare Putin on war crimes charges

ICC chief prosecutor Karim Khan said that, if Putin attempts to avoid meeting his charges by staying away from nations that recognise the ICC, the court can initiate proceedings without him.

The International Criminal Court’s (ICC) top lawyer is confident he can bring Vladimir Putin to justice. Karim Khan KC, who joined the court as chief prosecutor in 2021, is responsible for ensuring the Russian premier is brought up on charges that he oversaw the unlawful deportation of children from Ukraine. But Russia does not recognise the ICC’s jurisdiction, nor does it extradite citizens charged with crimes by other nations. The only way it seems the court could charge him, is if he set foot in one of the 120 nations that do recognise its authority. Speaking to the AFP news agency, Mr Khan said prosecutors have another option, a mechanism named “confirmation in absence”.

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