Wednesday, 16 November 2016
Russia withdraws from International Criminal Court
President Vladimir Putin, Wednesday, signed a decree adjudging that his country will not become a member of the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Putin ordered Russia’s Foreign Ministry to inform the UN of his decision.
Earlier this week, the court released a statement saying it was considering Russia and Ukraine to be involved in an armed conflict, with Crimea as occupied territory.
In 2000, Russia signed a treaty to establish the court, but the country did not ratify an agreement to join.
Countries that have withdrawn from the ICC include The Gambia, Burundi, South Africa and Kenya