Ukraine's PGO, Office of Prosecutor of ICC decide to establish contact group to consolidate data on Maidan events
The Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine hosted on January 20 a meeting on the further cooperation between Ukraine and the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) as part of the Verkhovna Rada's statement dated February 25, 2014 on the recognition of Ukraine's jurisdiction over the ICC concerning the crimes committed from November 2013 until February 2014.
"The parties discussed the report of the Office of the Prosecutor of the ICC on the progress made in 2015 in the analysis of whether the events on Maidan can qualify as crimes against humanity. In addition, they announced specific issues that require joint efforts of the Prosecutor's Office of Ukraine and the public," the press service of the Prosecutor General's Office reported.
The meeting participants spoke about the need to collect and submit to the Office of the Prosecutor of the ICC more information which will remove any doubts about the scope and systematic nature of the events on Maidan during the Revolution of Dignity 2013-2014.
To this end, they decided to establish a contact group with the participation of representatives of the parties, which will gather all sorts of information to show that the policy of attacks on civilians was conducted in Ukraine; and will then submit these materials to the Office of the Prosecutor of the ICC, the press service said.