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News

25 February 2014, 13:35

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the Statement to the International Criminal Court for recognizing by Ukraine the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court for committing crimes against humanity by high-ranking state officials that led to particularly serious consequences and mass killings of Ukrainian people during peaceful protests since November 21, 2013 until February 22, 2014

( Information Department of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Secretariat )

 

According to the draft document,

On behalf of Ukrainian people, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, as the only legislative body of Ukraine determining the jurisdiction, addresses the International Criminal Court in order to bring high-ranking state officials of Ukraine to criminal responsibility in the International Criminal Court regarding stipulated by article 7 of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court committing crimes against humanity during peaceful protests in Ukraine since November 30, 2013 until February 22, 2014, particularly, Viktor Fedorovych Yanukovych – President of Ukraine – and other officials determined by the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. 

By order of the high-ranking state officials for the last three month Ukrainian law-enforcement bodies have been improperly using physical force, special tools and weapons against protesters in Kyiv and other cities in Ukraine. Their officials have been consistently abusing their powers, committing other grave and especially grave crimes that led to deaths of over 100 citizens of Ukraine and other countries, injuries and mutilation of over 2000 persons, 500 of which are now in critical condition; they have been torturing peaceful civilians (unlawful detention and undressing at temperature less than 15oC, using water canons against protestors at temperature less than 10oC, inflicting bodily injury of varying severity, etc). A characteristic feature of that period was people’s kidnapping and disappearance, violent and unlawful imprisonment, forced transportation to desolated regions in order to torture and kill them, unjustified imprisonment of a great number of people in different Ukrainian cities, their brutal beating, illegal property destruction of participants of peaceful protest actions (houses, cars, etc).    

It is an unprecedented fact that the local government and militia used organized criminal groups in order to threaten and kidnap people, torture and kill them, destroy their property, etc. As a rule, people were prosecuted based on political motifs (activists of the opposition parties, of NGOs, of “Euromaidan,” of “Automaidan,” etc).     

The abovementioned usually led to great sufferings, as well as serious harm to mental and physical health of participants of peaceful protest actions.

Taking into account that unlawful actions of the abovementioned high-ranking officials contain sings of grave and especially grave crimes against humanity and that fall under the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine by this Statement:  

1. Acknowledges, according to clause 2 of article 11 and clauses 2, 3 of article 12 of the Rome Statute, the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court for committing crimes against humanity by high-ranking state officials that led to particularly serious consequences and mass killings of Ukrainian people during peaceful protests since November 21, 2013 until February 22, 2014.

2. Addresses the International Criminal Court in order to find those guilty in committing crimes against humanity stipulated by article 7 of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, and bringing to criminal responsibility Viktor Fedorovych Yanukovych – President of Ukraine – and other officials who gave and performed obviously criminal orders, and who may be determined by the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. 

Respective draft statement, amended during the discussion, was registered under No. 4269.