The indictment, drafted by Ryan Goodman, a law professor at New York University, and Rebecca Hamilton, an associate professor of Law at the American University of Washington College of Law, is seen as the “exemplary criminal indictment” against President of Russia for initiating and carrying out a war of aggression through the invasion of Ukraine.
Supporters, including former prime minister Gordon Brown, believe that an invasion tribunal could provide a quick path to justice for the Ukrainian people.
Mr. Brown said that following the horrors of Bucha, Burzova and Kyiv, and the concern of world leaders including US President Joe Biden, a genocide is being committed and controlled. It is more urgent than ever to be the mastermind of the war. for justice.
The time has come for our message that we will not stand aside but stand together and pursue Putin around the world to his inner circle.
The campaign petition in favor of the court’s establishment has more than 1.75 million signatures.
“Today we publish a criminal indictment against President Vladimir Putin for initiating and carrying out Russia’s war of aggression,” Brown said.
“Our indictment demonstrates the nature and gravity of the case that war crimes prosecutors can file before an international court.
“New atrocities reported this week have made international action against him all the more urgent and necessary.
“The time has come for our message that we will not stand aside but stand together and pursue Putin around the world to his inner circle, who must be warned that they too must suffer the penalty. for the crimes in which they were complicit.
“An early agreement on such an indictment would send a message to the Ukrainian people that the whole world is watching on their behalf and that we will not let war crimes go unpunished or will not be prosecuted and, as we demonstrated in Nuremberg, we will make the necessary decisions to ensure justice. ”