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Putin Charged for War Crimes 2024

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As the New York Times in connection to the Russian invasion of Ukraine reports:

"President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine called for an international tribunal to investigate Russia for war crimes."

Also Lithuania’s prime minister, Ingrida Simonyte, told the Washington Post:

“What Putin is doing is just a murder and nothing else, and I hope he will be in The Hague.”

The International Criminal Court sits in the Hague and prosecutes individuals for the international crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and the crime of aggression. Its prosecutor has announced that he will launch an investigation into possible war crimes or crimes against humanity in Ukraine.

By 2024, will Vladimir Putin be charged with war crimes by the International Criminal Court in connection to the Russian invasion of Ukraine?

This question will resolve positively if Vladimir Putin is charged by January 1, 2024 by the International Criminal Tribunal in The Hague for any war crime in relation to Russia's 2022 invasion of Ukraine.

War crimes in this case will include any and all crimes that Vladimir Putin may commit during his offensive attack on Ukraine. This will include, but is not limited to, crimes against humanity, genocide, contempt of court, or the officially designated list of war crimes by the UN.

The UN lists for all crimes under the labels 'crimes against humanity' and 'war crimes' can be found here and here, respectively.

Edit March 2, 2022: The ICC announcing either an indictment or an arrest warrant is sufficient for positive resolution.

According to Wikipedia:

An individual is indicted when a Pre-Trial Chamber issues either an arrest warrant or a summons after it finds that "there are reasonable grounds to believe that the person has committed a crime within the jurisdiction of the Court".

An arrest warrant is issued where it appears necessary "to ensure the person's appearance at trial, to ensure that the person does not obstruct or endanger the investigation or the court proceedings, or, where applicable, to prevent the person from continuing with the commission of that crime or a related crime which is within the jurisdiction of the Court and which arises out of the same circumstances"

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