We ask your help to raise awareness of Russia’s war crimes in Ukraine
The Rome statute of the International Criminal Court defines war crimes. Since the start of the aggressive war against Ukraine in 2014, and the full-scale war on February 24, 2022, the Russian state-led by president Putin committed war crimes enlisted in part 2b of the Statute, among which:
- Intentionally directing attacks against the civilian population as such or against individual civilians not taking direct part in hostilities;
- Intentionally directing attacks against civilian objects, that is, objects which are not military objectives;
- Intentionally launching an attack in the knowledge that such attack will cause incidental loss of life or injury to civilians or damage to civilian objects;
- Attacking or bombarding, by whatever means, towns, villages, dwellings, or buildings which are undefended and which are not military objectives;
- Intentionally directing attacks against buildings dedicated to religion, education, art, science or charitable purposes, historic monuments, hospitals;
- Intentionally using starvation of civilians as a method of warfare by depriving them of objects indispensable to their survival.
In addition, Russia’s war against Ukraine is being waged in a manner that directly violates the articles of the Fourth Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, as an aggressor:
- carried out forced deportation of the population of the occupied territories of Ukraine to the territory of the Russian Federation;
- exposes the civilian population of Ukraine to bombing and shelling;
- exposes civilian objects to bombing and shelling, such as schools, kindergartens, hospitals, maternity hospitals, etc.;
- violates agreements on the non-use of weapons during the evacuation of civilians through humanitarian corridors;
- creates conditions of humanitarian catastrophe, under which the civilian population does not have access to water, food, medicine;
- commits sexual violence against women.
We call on all countries of the world to join the 38 countries that have already referred Russia to the International Criminal Court for war crimes in Ukraine.
We also urge all citizens of Ukraine and foreign nationals staying in Ukraine to submit materials proving that Russia has committed war crimes against Ukraine and its population at the following link.