Russia withdraws from International Criminal Court treaty

Russia withdraws from International Criminal Court treaty
 

Russian President Vladimir Putin has approved an order which withdraws the nation's signature from the treaty governing the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Russia signed the so-called Rome statute in 2000 but never ratified the agreement to become a member.
The decision came after an ICC ruling that Russia's activity in Crimea amounted to an "ongoing occupation."
Russia thus joins the US and other nations which have rejected the court.
America initially signed the Rome statute under the Clinton administration but later withdrew, under the leadership of George W Bush.
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16 November 2016 in World News, Views: 44
Source: BBC
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