The lawyers of families of Heaven hundred is passed to the international criminal court proceedings in the case of Maidan

The lawyers of families of Heaven hundred is passed to the international criminal court in the Hague proceedings in the case of Maidan, which will become an additional argument for the commencement of proceedings on criminal offences committed by the then Ukrainian authorities against activists of the Maidan. About it October 5, 2016 at a press conference said the lawyers representing interests of victims on the Maidan in the Ukrainian courts, Pavel Dikan, Markiyan Halabala and Director of program initiatives «human Rights and justice «of the international Renaissance Foundation Roman Romanov, informs UNIAN.

As noted by Halabala, these materials may not be disclosed to the public, since the court in the Hague is a criminal court, and therefore must be complied with certain conditions of confidentiality.

At the same time, he stressed that these materials should contribute to the international criminal court has opened proceedings in this case.

«We were inside a situation, and therefore we understand that the system worked against society, but who never was here, and who operates only with documents and evidence, for them, there are clear signs of increasing resistance. But you need to prove that to the peak of the confrontation of February 20 brought a number of developments, in particular, the laws of January 16, the events of 19 January, which were inspired by these laws. That is, starting from 30 November 2013 — the totality of events,» said Halabala.

He also added that the magnitude of the crime is under-researched in the Hague.

In turn, Romanov said that the criminal court in the Hague, taking into account the production of a particular case, is guided by two criteria — consistency and the magnitude of the crime. «In our work we tried to prove that in Ukraine during the Maidan took place both of these criteria, i.e. consistency of the crime and its magnitude. The most common crime under the category of crimes against humanity under the Rome Statute is the prosecution of participants of Automaidan. The second most common crime is false imprisonment of the participants of mass protests,» he said.

As reported, on 25 February 2014, the Verkhovna Rada adopted a statement to the international criminal court on the recognition of Ukraine jurisdiction of the International criminal court on crimes against humanity of the highest officials of the state during Euromaidan.

However, the Hague court has not yet started the investigation, explaining that the lack of information on planned and systematic nature of attacks on activists of the Maidan.

In addition, with the aim of bringing to criminal liability of the first persons of the regime of Viktor Yanukovych and, in fact, the ex-President, the government of Arseniy Yatsenyuk has twice applied to the international criminal court (ICC) on the recognition of the Rome Statute to recognize the jurisdiction of the ICC over war crimes committed on the territory of Ukraine in the winter of 2013 — 2014. Only in the case of Ukraine’s accession to the Rome Statute can bring any of the former officials to criminal prosecution as a war criminal and demand that another country (where, for example, may be hiding the suspect) gave him to the ICC.

The final decision of the ICC has not yet adopted specifically designated for Ukraine, the Prosecutor of this court continues to study the situation.

The first application was filed on April 17, the second on 29 September 2015.




The lawyers of families of Heaven hundred is passed to the international criminal court proceedings in the case of Maidan 05.10.2016

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