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Thu Oct 17, 2019, 09:45 AM

Putin Pulls Russia Out of Convention on War-Crime Probes

Source: Bloomberg

President Vladimir Putin is pulling Russia out of a key element of the Geneva Conventions that authorizes investigations into alleged war crimes against civilians.

Putin issued a decree dated Wednesday to withdraw from Protocol 1 of the 1949 convention “relating to the protection of victims of international armed conflicts,” citing “exceptional circumstances affecting the interests of the Russian Federation and requiring urgent action.”

The protocol authorizes the International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission to investigate alleged war crimes and other “grave breaches” against civilians caught up in armed conflicts. The commission, established in 1991, comprises 15 independent experts elected by the 77 states including Russia that have recognized the body, according to its website.

It carried out a 2017 probe into the death of a paramedic working for the Organization for Security and Cooperation’s monitoring mission in eastern Ukraine during the conflict between government forces and Russian-backed separatists. It also discussed the wars in Syria and Yemen at its annual meeting in Geneva in April.

Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-10-17/putin-pulls-russia-out-of-convention-on-war-crime-probes




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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 10:06 AM

1. and the bits & pieces of all those calls between tRump and his sugar daddy putin are becoming

clearer,
Phone transcript #16: 'hey baby boy, I want you to pull out of Syria ASAP, those Kurds don't like daddy cakes & it would make daddy cakes so, so proud of his baby boy."

or not

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Thu Oct 17, 2019, 10:08 AM

2. Expect Trump to either praise Putin or remain silent -- but, no criticism. nt

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