Ukraine Accepts ICC Jurisdiction Dating Back to Early 2014

September 8, 2015 4:58 PM

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In a move that could clear the way to investigations of possible war crimes in Ukraine's bitter conflict with Russian-backed rebels, Kiev has accepted the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court, backdated to early 2014.

While Ukraine is not a member of the court, it can voluntarily accept its jurisdiction. Last year, Kiev filed a similar declaration accepting the Hague-based court's jurisdiction for possible crimes committed from November 2013 until February 2014.

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