Russia Withdraws Signature From ICC's Founding Statute: Ministry

Russia withdraws signature from ICC's founding statute: ministry

MOSCOW, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 16th Nov, 2016 ) : Moscow said Wednesday it is formally withdrawing its signature from the founding statute of the International Criminal Court, saying the tribunal has failed to live up to hopes of the international community.

Russia had signed in 2000 the Rome Statute of the ICC, which was established to prosecute war crimes. Russia's foreign ministry said in a statement it is withdrawing its signature on President Vladimir Putin's orders.