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Canada to send police to ICC to investigate war crimes in Ukraine

This content was released on March 29, 2022 – 16:27

Toronto (Canada), March 29 (EFE) .- Canada on Tuesday announced that it is sending a team of police officers to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague (Netherlands) to investigate alleged war crimes and genocide. And against the humanity that Russian troops might have done in Ukraine.

Canada’s Minister of Public Defense Marco Mendicino said in a statement today that he would send a team of investigators from the Ottawa Mounted Police at the request of the International Court of Justice’s Office.

“Canadian investigators will be assigned to teams working to end the impunity for perpetrators of the most serious crimes of concern to the international community, including genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity,” Mendicino said.

These investigators specialize in gathering evidence of “war crimes and crimes against humanity,” he added.

In addition, the RCMP points out that under Canadian war crimes and humanitarian law, it will independently investigate similar crimes allegedly committed in Ukraine.

The Canadian police will interview Ukrainian refugees coming to Canada to gather evidence and evidence of crimes committed during the Russian invasion.

The Canadian Minister recalled that Canada already has Mounted Police officers assigned to the ICC, which will make the company more available.

“Canada, along with its allies and the international community, will support the ICC and ensure that justice is served against Russia’s illegal occupation of Ukraine,” Mendicino added.

The ICC prosecutor’s office has already begun an investigation into war crimes and crimes against humanity in Ukraine in early March, following requests from 39 countries, including Spain.

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In addition, dozens of countries are promoting a complaint against Russian President Vladimir Putin for the consequences of the Ukrainian invasion. EFE

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