Paula J. Dobriansky, who served as Undersecretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs from 2001 to 2009 and is an Atlantic Council Board member, writes in The Washington Post that the International Criminal Court must investigate Russia’s violations in Ukraine:
“Russia’s grave violations of international humanitarian norms, especially the law of armed conflict, should be a main target of Western criticism, drawing a decisive response. That response should come not only in the form of diplomatic and economic sanctions but also include investigations and prosecutions at the International Criminal Court at The Hague….
“Failure to call Russia to account will only embolden Moscow to continue on its course of action. Pragmatic and legal imperatives call for a course correction. This is a rare circumstance in international affairs, and it’s one not to be forfeited. As European leaders continue to consider how to deal with Russia’s aggression, the ICC investigation of Russian war crimes should be at the top of the agenda.” Read the full article here: Russia should be prosecuted for its crimes against humanity