Nuremberg Academy calls for international tribunal on Russian war crimes

In a tweet on May 8, the International Nuremberg Principles Academy announced that it had proposed a resolution for the international community to set up a court to try Russia for its war crimes in Ukraine.

The academy, situated in Nuremberg, the cradle of contemporary international criminal law, is an institution devoted to the advancement of international criminal law.

A court must be established to try crimes committed in Ukraine, according to the Nuremberg Declaration. The document also suggests establishing a tribunal to try crimes committed in Ukraine and enlarging the scope of the International Criminal Court’s jurisdiction.

In the declaration, the international community is urged to support the creation of a tribunal to look into acts of aggression committed on Ukrainian territory.

Dmytro Kuleba, the foreign minister of Ukraine, applauded the declaration and drew comparisons between it and the Nuremberg Trials that took place after World War II and Kyiv’s efforts to establish a court to try Moscow for what appear to be war crimes committed in Ukraine.

The Bucha Declaration, which supports the prosecution of individuals guilty of Russian crimes in Ukraine, was signed by 50 participating nations and organizations during the Bucha Summit on March 31.

During the initial weeks of the invasion of Ukraine, Russian troops controlled Bucha, Kyiv Oblast. The horrible cost of the occupation became apparent after their retreat in late March 2022: enemy forces slaughtered at least 1,400 residents in the Bucha District, including 637 in the town itself.

Investigations into and documentation of alleged Russian war crimes perpetrated during the occupation of Bucha, Irpin, Hostomel, and other Ukrainian communities are being supported by numerous nations and international organizations.

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