Friday

20th Jan 2017

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Russia quits International Criminal Court

Russian president Vladimir Putin signed an order on Wednesday to withdraw Russia from the International Criminal Court (ICC). A Russian foreign ministry spokesman said that the court was "not a truly independent and authoritative judicial body". Last month French president Francois Hollande said that Syria and Russian strikes on Aleppo were war crimes whose authors "will have to face up to their responsibility, including in the ICC".

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