ICC Prosecutor’s Office joins investigation team on Russia’s war crimes in Ukraine — the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine
The Joint Investigation Team (JIT) to investigate war crimes of the Russian Federation in Ukraine has been expanded by involving the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) as a member, according to the website of the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine on April 25, 2022.
“For the first time in history, the ICC Prosecutor’s Office joined the JIT. Exactly a month ago, together with colleagues from Lithuania and Poland, with the support of Eurojust, we created the JIT to investigate the atrocities of the Russian Federation on the territory of our state. I am convinced that the addition of another participant will make the investigation and prosecution of war crimes and crimes against humanity more efficient and coordinated. Justice for the victims and punishment for the perpetrators is a challenge to the entire global legal front, and our joint investigation team has become at the forefront of it,” Prosecutor General of Ukraine Iryna Venediktova said.
Each of the JIT member states is conducting its own national investigation into Russian aggression in Ukraine. A full-fledged independent investigation was launched by the ICC Prosecutor’s Office. The parties and members of the JIT will coordinate their actions, plan investigative strategies together, and exchange information and evidence quickly and securely.