UK provides further support for investigation into war crimes in Ukraine


The Government of the United Kingdom unveiled a second package of support for the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) investigation into alleged war crimes in Ukraine.

This is stated in the press release published on the website of the Government.

“The UK has responded swiftly to a request from the International Criminal Court for more police and lawyers to aid their investigation into Russian war crimes in Ukraine. Russian forces should know that they will be held to account for their actions and the global community will work together to ensure justice is served,” Deputy Prime Minister, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, Dominic Raab, said.

As noted, the total package of support includes:

  • A police liaison officer based in The Hague to lead on swift information sharing between the UK and the ICC
  • Offer of seven legal experts to date to support the ICC investigation with expertise in international criminal law and the handling of evidence to be presented to court
  • Two police officers with expertise in collection of intelligence through publicly available data sources
  • Ongoing defence analysis and monitoring of events in Ukraine, including preservation of any evidence relating to war crimes
  • Delivery of bespoke war crimes investigation training to Ukrainian police on behalf of the ICC, in collaboration with the Norwegian Police.

Earlier this month the UK’s Attorney General visited Ukraine and led a delegation of war crimes experts to the region to support the work of the Ukrainian Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova.

As reported, Minister of Justice of Ukraine Denys Malyuska stated that the law on cooperation with the ICC will allow Ukrainian law enforcement officers to submit to court the evidence of Russian war crimes committed in Ukraine.


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