Justice for Ukraine Putin trial petition aims for 2 million signatures

ormer prime ministers Gordon Brown and Sir John Major have joined leading legal and academic figures in a campaign calling for the creation of an international tribunal to investigate President Putin and his accomplices for their actions in Ukraine.

Justice for Ukraine is setting an immediate target to get 2 million signatures on its petition for the creation of a special tribunal, modelled on Nuremberg, to try those who planned the invasion of Ukraine. Any trial would be in addition to the current investigations into war crimes by the International Criminal Court.

Signatories so far include international law expert Philippe Sands QC, former prosecutor for the Nuremberg Military Tribunal Benjamin Ferencz, human rights lawyer Helena Kennedy QC, and Sir Nicolas Bratza, former president of the European Court of Human Rights.

Speaking on the launch of the campaign, Gordon Brown said: ‘From Britain – which rightly prides itself in democracy and the rule of law – the message must go out. At Nuremberg we held the Nazi war criminals to account. Now, eight decades on, we must ensure there will be a day of reckoning for Putin.

‘I urge everyone to sign this petition.’

source https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/putin-trial-petition-aims-for-2-million-signatures/5111927.article?utm_source=gazette_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=MoJ+sidesteps+City+sanctions+question+%7c+NQs+shun+race+disclosure+%7c+Trainee+pay+gulf+exposed_03%2f21%2f2022