Armenia parliament ratifies ICC Rome Statute – JURIST

On Sunday, President Vahagn Khachaturian signed the Armenian parliament’s choice to ratify the Rome Statute of the Worldwide Prison Courtroom (ICC) into regulation, inserting the Caucasus nation beneath the Hague-based establishment’s jurisdiction regardless of warnings from its longtime ally Russia. This comes after Armenia said it was considering ratifying the Rome Statute of the ICC on September 1st.

A succinct statement that was posted on the web site of the Armenian presidency introduced Khachaturian’s motion.

“On October 13, the President of the Republic of Armenia Vahagn Khachaturyan signed a press release on the ratification of the Rome Statute of the Worldwide Prison Courtroom signed on July 17, 1998 and on the adoption of a press release “On the retroactive recognition of the jurisdiction of the Worldwide Prison Courtroom by the Republic of Armenia” based mostly on Article 12, Half 3 of the Statute, the regulation.”

The present battle has its roots within the division of the area between Armenia and Azerbaijan by the Soviet Union within the early twentieth century, towards the needs of the predominantly Armenian inhabitants of Nagorno-Karabakh. Problems with sovereignty, territorial integrity, and the best to self-determination are complicated on this dispute beneath worldwide regulation. 

Armenia’s latest becoming a member of of the ICC may enable investigations into alleged battle crimes dedicated in Armenia or by Armenian nationals. Crimes with cross-border parts in Nagorno-Karabakh may additionally doubtlessly fall beneath ICC jurisdiction. Home investigations by Armenia and Azerbaijan may set off the ICC’s complementarity precept and deter additional escalation of violence. ICC involvement might impression any future peace negotiations searching for amnesty offers, because the ICC is usually unwilling to withdraw arrest warrants in trade for peace agreements.

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