An Arrest Warrant for Putin
On Friday, March 17, 2023, the International Criminal Court announced that it had issued an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Commissioner for Children’s Rights.
The Court said it had “reasonable grounds to believe” that Putin was responsible for unlawfully transferring and unlawfully deporting children from occupied Ukrainian territory into Russia. The arrest warrants are a major legal and diplomatic development in Russia’s illegal war against Ukraine.
To discuss what the arrest warrants mean, we have Rebecca Hamilton, a law professor at American University and a member of Just Security’s Editorial Board. She has seen these issues firsthand as a former prosecutor at the Court.
- Rebecca Hamilton (@bechamilton)
- Rebecca’s Just Security article analyzing the Putin arrest warrant
- The International Criminal Court’s press release announcing the arrest warrants
- Yale University Humanitarian Research Lab and U.S. State Department study on the deportation of Ukrainian children
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