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Call on the Heads of State and Government of the Council of Europe to give strong political support to the creation of a special international criminal tribunal for the crime of aggression against Ukraine

Written declaration No. 775 | Doc. 15766 | 27 June 2023

Signatories:
Mr Emanuelis ZINGERIS, Lithuania, EPP/CD ; Ms Boriana ÅBERG, Sweden, EPP/CD ; Ms Iwona ARENT, Poland, EC/DA ; Ms Rasa BUDBERGYTĖ, Lithuania, SOC ; Mr Iulian BULAI, Romania, ALDE ; Mr Damien COTTIER, Switzerland, ALDE ; Mr Georg GEORGIEV, Bulgaria, EPP/CD ; Mr Oleksii GONCHARENKO, Ukraine, EC/DA ; Mr Ion GROZA, Republic of Moldova, EPP/CD ; Mr Bjarni JÓNSSON, Iceland, ALDE ; Ms Maria JUFEREVA-SKURATOVSKI, Estonia ; Ms Olena KHOMENKO, Ukraine, EC/DA ; Mr Kimmo KILJUNEN, Finland, SOC ; Ms Yevheniia KRAVCHUK, Ukraine, ALDE ; Mr Arminas LYDEKA, Lithuania, ALDE ; Mr Oleksandr MEREZHKO, Ukraine, EC/DA ; Ms Mariia MEZENTSEVA, Ukraine, EPP/CD ; Ms Yuliia OVCHYNNYKOVA, Ukraine, ALDE ; Mr Bob van PAREREN, Netherlands, EC/DA ; Mr Aleksander POCIEJ, Poland, EPP/CD ; Mr Jacek PROTASIEWICZ, Poland, EPP/CD ; Mr Indrek SAAR, Estonia ; Ms Denitsa SACHEVA, Bulgaria, EPP/CD ; Mr Lukas SAVICKAS, Lithuania, SOC ; Mr Frank SCHWABE, Germany, SOC ; Mr Serhii SOBOLIEV, Ukraine, EPP/CD ; Ms Lesia VASYLENKO, Ukraine, ALDE ; Ms Yelyzaveta YASKO, Ukraine, EPP/CD ; Ms Sandra ZAMPA, Italy, SOC

We, the undersigned, declare the following:

In its Resolution 2482 (2023), the Parliamentary Assembly reiterated its unanimous call on member States and observer States of the Council of Europe to set up a special international criminal tribunal for the crime of aggression against Ukraine, considered that the Heads of State and Government of the Council of Europe, at their 4th Summit in Reykjavik in May 2023, should give strong political support to the creation of this tribunal, and invited them to provide Council of Europe’s expert and technical support to the process of its establishment, including inter alia by contributing to the drafting and negotiating the necessary legal instruments, in close co-ordination with other interested international organisations and States.

The Assembly also suggested that the role of the special international criminal tribunal for the crime of aggression against Ukraine should be complementary to the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court. This tribunal should have the features detailed in the above-mentioned Assembly Resolution.

We call on all member and observer States to accede without delay to the forthcoming enlarged partial agreement on the register of damage caused by the Russian Federation’s aggression against Ukraine.