Dutch pledge an extra €1 million for ICC investigations
The Netherlands has pledged an additional €1 million in funding for the International Criminal Court in The Hague to help bring those responsible for war crimes in Ukraine to justice.
The funding was announced prior to a meeting in London aimed at showing international support for the ICC’s investigations into war crimes, and attended by some 30 justice ministers from around the world.
The meeting, co-hosted by the British and Dutch governments, came just days after the ICC issued arrest warrants against president Vladimir Putin and Russia’s commissioner for children’s rights, Maria Alekseyevna Lvova-Belova.
‘As an international community, we must take responsibility for making sure that the perpetrators of the crimes committed during the war in Ukraine are prosecuted,’ Dutch justice minister Dilan Yeşilgöz told the meeting. ‘Together we must establish the truth, achieve justice and ensure security.’
Yeşilgöz also repeated the Netherlands’ earlier commitment to send Dutch teams to Ukraine under the flag of the ICC for forensic investigations on location.
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