It's hard to see how Putin will ever be brought to justice for war crimes. Unfortunately, unless a country loses a war, saying that someone has committed war crimes is effectively little more than a fancy way of saying that the person is a complete A hole.
Don't get me wrong, I have no problem saying that Putin is a complete A hole. Strapping him to a tank sounds like one of many viable approaches.
>>>Today, the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the International Court of Justice (ICJ) both have roles upholding the rules of war.
The International Court of Justice (ICJ)
rules on disputes between states, but cannot prosecute individuals
. Ukraine has begun a case against Russia.
If the ICJ ruled against Russia, the UN Security Council (UNSC)
would be responsible for enforcing that.
But Russia - one of council's five permanent members - could veto any proposal to sanction it.
The International Criminal Court (ICC) investigates and prosecutes individual war criminals
who are not before the courts of individual states. . . .
If there's evidence, the prosecutor will ask ICC judges to issue arrest warrants to bring individuals to trial in The Hague.
However the court doesn't have its own police force so relies on individual states to arrest suspects - and since Russia is not a member of the court it is unlikely to extradite any suspects.
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The International Criminal Court in the Hague has issued an arrest warrant against Russian President Vladimir Putin.
When I was in law school, International Law lost most of it's appeal after the first day of class when I realized how little effect it has (except possibly as a way to shame a country or leader into taking a different course of action, but of course Putin cannot be shamed because . . . he's a complete A hole).