Germany Officially Declares Arrest Of Putin Following Warrant Issued In The Hague25
- 19.03.2023, 9:09
The head of the Russian Federation will soon be put on the Interpol wanted list.
German Justice Minister Marco Buschmann believes that the International Criminal Court (ICC) will soon contact Interpol on the issue of the charges against Russian President Vladimir Putin. According to the minister, Berlin will then have to arrest Putin if he decides to visit Germany.
The International Criminal Court was established under the Rome Statute. Approximately 120 countries signed the Rome Statute. Once the ICC asks participating states for assistance, they must immediately arrest and bring the suspect to a local court. The jurisdiction of the ICC is not recognized by Russia, Ukraine, the USA, China, Israel and other countries.
“I expect the ICC to quickly go to Interpol as well as to participating States and ask them to execute their obligations. Then Germany will be obliged to arrest President Putin if he enters German territory and hands him over to the ICC,” Marco Buschmann said in an interview with Die Zeit.
As Charter97.org reported, The ICC issued an arrest warrant for Vladimir Putin and Maria Lvova-Belova on March 17. The ICC accuses the Russian president of the responsibility for the war crime of the illegal deportation of children from Ukraine.