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Russia's ICC Withdrawal Called Bad Sign for Justice

International human rights groups have condemned the decree signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin withdrawing Russia from the International Criminal Court, calling it a cynical move and a bad omen for justice.  The Rome Statute created the court in 1998. Putin signed the treaty in 2000, but Russia never ratified it.  Tanya Lokshina, the Moscow-based Russia Program Director for Human Rights Watch, said in an emailed comment that the withdrawal from the ICC is symbolically...

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