He famous that whereas Armenia had signed the Rome Statute again in 1998, it hasn’t been ratified as a consequence of a 2004 Constitutional Court docket resolution that stated that the statute was unconstitutional.
Nonetheless, on March 24, 2023, the nation’s Constitutional Court docket acknowledged that the Rome Statute was, certainly, in keeping with the Armenian Structure.
Following the court docket’s resolution, MP Gagik Melkonyan, a member of the ruling faction, stated that Armenia ought to detain Putin after ratifying the Rome Statute.
Melkonyan was prompted to make his assertion by comparable reviews within the Russian press, Arshakyan stated.
“In fact, the ruling social gathering and the group haven’t any such intention or need (to detain dictator Putin),” the vice speaker stated.
Arshakyan additionally acknowledged that Armenia doesn’t wish to hurt its strategic relations with Russia.
“One factor is evident: we’ve heard the issues expressed by the Russian Federation, and I feel we will make sure that the additional course of associated to the Rome Statute doesn’t hurt the strategic relations between Armenia and Russia,” he stated.
The International Criminal Court issued arrest warrants on March 17 for Russian dictator Vladimir Putin and Russia’s youngsters’s ombudsperson, Maria Lvova-Belova, for his or her involvement within the illegal kidnapping of youngsters from Ukraine to the Russian Federation since Feb. 24, 2022.
The Ukrainian Prosecutor Normal’s Workplace has documented the deportation of over 16,000 youngsters from Donetsk, Luhansk, Kharkiv, and Kherson oblasts, however the precise quantity might be a lot greater. Ukraine has solely been in a position to return 308 youngsters to their properties.
Ukraine’s Prosecutor Normal, Andriy Kostin, acknowledged that Putin could be arrested within the 123 nations which have ratified the Rome Statute, which established the ICC. All EU nations, together with Germany, are signatories.
Russian International Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova and Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov have argued that the arrest warrant is “legally null and void” because Russia is not a party to the Rome Statute.
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