Armenia ratifies Rome Statute of International Criminal Court

The Constitutional Court of Armenia recognized the obligations enshrined in the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) as conforming to the Constitution, New.Am reports.

This means that if the Russian President Vladimir Putin and Children’s Rights Commissioner Maria Lvova-Belova visit Armenia, they could be detained in connection with an arrest warrant issued by the ICC on March 17.

The Kremlin stated that it had not discussed with the Armenian authorities the recognition by the Constitutional Court of Armenia of the jurisdiction of the ICC.

The Ministry of Justice of Kyrgyzstan has also prepared a draft law on the country’s accession to the Rome Statute, which gives the country the right to apply to the International Criminal Court.

Earlier, the President Sadyr Japarov instructed to ratify the document.

The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court is an international treaty that established the ICC. It was adopted at a diplomatic conference in Rome in 1998. The Rome Statute entered into force in 2002. It was signed by Kyrgyzstan on December 8, 1998, but not ratified.

The International Criminal Court (ICC) is a permanent international body of criminal justice, the competence of which includes the prosecution of persons responsible for genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity.

Source: News Agency