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Putin withdraws Russia from International Criminal Court

/ 09:00 PM November 16, 2016
Vladimir Putin heads a meeting on military industry issues on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016

Russian President Vladimir Putin heads a meeting on military industry issues in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016. —ALEXEI DRUZHININ/Sputnik, Kremlin pool photo via AP

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree to withdraw Russia from the International Criminal Court, which rules on such grave charges as genocide and crimes against humanity.

Putin’s decree, published Wednesday on the Kremlin’s website, comes a day after the U.N. General Assembly’s human rights committee approved a resolution condemning Russia’s “temporary occupation of Crimea” and condemned Russia for rights abuses such as discrimination against some Crimeans.

Russia annexed Crimea in March 2014 from Ukraine following a hastily called referendum, a move that led to crippling Western sanctions. A pro-Russia insurgency erupted in eastern Ukraine the following month, backed by Russia.

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Putin in 2000 signed the Rome treaty that established the Hague-based court but never ratified it.

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