Switzerland has said that the “aggression against Ukraine” must not go “unpunished” and they have pledged support to create a special tribunal.
Switzerland announced on Thursday in Berlin their membership in the core group of nations who are also supporting the tribunal for war crimes committed by the Russian Federation.
The Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA), said that the tribunal will hinge on several factors and will need to implement a multilateral framework with international support, which must have mechanisms to the International Criminal Court (ICC).
The Swiss government said, “Switzerland’s participation in this core group supplements its support for national and international efforts to prosecute and judge all international crimes committed in Ukraine.
“These initiatives are in line with Switzerland’s long-standing commitment to fight impunity.”
The ICC does not have the jurisdiction over crimes of aggression in the Ukraine war, but they do have the authority to prosecute war crimes and crimes against humanity.
The Swiss government added, “In addition to advocating for the creation of a special tribunal to prevent impunity in this specific case, Switzerland will strive for a revision of the Rome Statute to facilitate the ICC’s jurisdiction to judge the crime of aggression in all contexts.”