War Crimes Meeting Held in Hague Over Russian Invasion

Group of nations representatives investigating Russia’s war crimes held their meeting in Hague on Tuesday to discuss Russian aggression in Ukraine.

The coordination meeting held at Eurojust, the European Union’s judicial cooperation agency, tackled the membership of Estonia, Latvia, and Slovakia in the Joint Investigation Team (JIT).

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has also joined the JIT.

According to Eurojust, the establishment of JIT in March has shown signs of “rapid response,” enabling the cooperation and sharing of evidence among its country members toward justice for Ukraine.

Prosecutor of the ICC Karim A.A. Khan said that national authorities must explore technology, including Artificial Intelligence, to provide “reliable and authenticated” evidence to provide accountability for the crimes committed in Ukraine.

Eurojust President Ladislav Hamran said the organization would provide funds and equipment to JIT to collect war crime evidence. Hamran also said that Eurojust would make all evidence available to all its partners to speed up the investigation.

Reports said that Venediktova’s office had identified 500 suspects, including Russian government officials, and opened more than 8,000 criminal investigations related to the Ukraine war.

Prosecutor General of Ukraine Iryna Venediktova said Ukraine’s prosecutors interviewed refugees on Ukrainian borders to gather evidence on criminal cases.


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