Belgium, along with several other countries, will ask the attorney general of the International Criminal Court in The Hague to open an investigation into alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity in Ukraine. This was stated by Prime Minister Alexander de Crowe, Foreign Minister Sophie Wilmes and Justice Minister Vincent van Quigenborn.
“Even for President Putin, there are rules for war. Attacking civilians is a war crime. Belgium joins the United Kingdom in formally requesting the International Criminal Court to investigate alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity in Ukraine,” Prime Minister Alexander de Crowe tweeted Wednesday evening.
“Belgium is following the situation in Ukraine very closely. Last week there were several reports of attacks on civilians and the use of cluster munitions. The Belgian government is reminded that even wars have their own laws. And in the event of an armed conflict, all parties have an obligation to respect international humanitarian law, ”a government statement said.
“The lawyer for the International Criminal Court said on February 28 that there was a legitimate basis for launching an investigation into alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Ukraine in recent years, and that he wanted to add new charges to the investigation.
“At the initiative of the United Kingdom, Belgium and many other countries, the International Criminal Court (ICC) will formally ask the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity in Ukraine. Will allow the objective investigation to proceed.
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