What does the arrest warrant against Vladimir Putin mean, what will happen next? know everything
The international criminal court (ICC) on friday issued an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin for war crimes in Ukraine. court said- Putin has committed war crimes in Ukraine. He is responsible for the crime of kidnapping and deportation of Ukrainian children. However, russia has denied the allegations of war crimes. ukraine has also responded to the warrant. The war-torn country said this is just the beginning. After the warrant, even more, difficult challenges are going to come in front of Putin.
The same question was asked to ICC prosecutor Karim Khan. He said, 'ICC does not have the powers to arrest the leader of any country or any person. This is because it does not have any police force of its own. According to international Law, the ICC can convict the leader of any country, and issue an arrest warrant against them, but it depends on countries around the world to arrest them. In such a situation, Putin's arrest can happen in only two ways. First – Putin should be extradited, second – should be arrested in any other country outside Russia.
Karim says, 'The ICC court can put pressure on its member countries regarding this matter. In such a situation, it will affect the visits of Russian President Putin. According to the close, it is not that the member countries will completely come under the pressure of ICC. Even before this many such cases have come to the fore. For example, the ICC had also issued a warrant against former Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir. Despite this Umar was successful in visiting many ICC member countries including South Africa, and Jordan. Despite being removed from power in 2019, sudan has not yet handed him over to the ICC.
What are the problems with Putin's arrest?
The first problem is that russia is not a member of the ICC like the US and China. The ICC was able to file charges against Putin because ukraine accepted its jurisdiction over the current situation, even though ukraine is not a member of the ICC.
Russia's reaction has also come to the fore regarding this arrest warrant ICC. russia has denied the international criminal Court's allegations. russia said that this arrest warrant is 'insignificant' and 'unacceptable'. A spokeswoman for Russia's foreign ministry said the international criminal court (ICC) arrest warrant against Russian President Vladimir Putin "has no meaning" for the country from a "legal point of view" because russia was a non-participatory party to the ICC treaty in 2016. had moved away from." Rejecting the warrant against Putin, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said, "Russia is not a member of the Rome Statute of the international criminal court and bears no responsibility under it. russia does not cooperate with this body." The warrant for arrest from the international court of Justice would be legally void for us, he said.
Former Russian President and Deputy Chairman of Russia's Security Council Dmitry Medvedev compared the ICC's arrest warrant for Putin to toilet paper. Regarding this, Medvedev wrote on Twitter, "International criminal court has issued an arrest warrant against Vladimir Putin. No need to tell with toilet paper emoji where this paper should be used." Let us tell you that the ICC on friday issued an arrest warrant against the Russian President and Russian official Maria Alekseyevna Lvova-Belova for the alleged plan to send Ukrainian children to Russia. Unless there is regime change in russia, Putin is unlikely to stand trial for war crimes, says Cecily Rose, assistant professor of public international law at Leiden University.
What did ICC say?
The ICC said it had reasonable grounds to believe that Putin not only committed these crimes but also assisted others in them. The court said – Putin did not use his rights to prevent the kidnapping of children. They didn't stop others who were deporting children and didn't take action.
On 24 february 2022, Putin attacked Ukraine. Shortly thereafter ICC Prosecutor Karim Khan opened an investigation into possible war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide in Ukraine. The war between the two countries is still going on. According to the New York Times report, an arrest warrant has also been issued against Russia's Child Rights Commissioner Maria Lvova-Belova. Russian troops have been accused of kidnapping Ukrainian children several times since the start of the war