Report on crimes committed during Euromaidan events : the ICC should open an investigation

On the 1-year anniversary of Euromaidan protests, a coalition of 13 Ukrainian organisations and initiatives for combating impunity for crimes against humanity [1] publish the summary of the communication that was submitted in January 2015 to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), with the support of FIDH and the International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR).

The report provides an overview of the crimes committed during the Euromaidan events from November 2013 to February 2014, that amount to crimes against humanity. The repression of the peaceful protests led to 115 murders, including at least 95 activists of Euromaidan; at least 700 protesters were seriously injured and 27 people are still missing.

Our organisations call on the ICC Office of the Prosecutor to open an investigation into this situation.

On 17 April 2014, Ukraine submitted a formal Article 12(3) declaration to the ICC recognising the jurisdiction of the ICC over the situation in Ukraine from 21 November 2013 to 22 February 2014. On 25 April 2014, the ICC Prosecutor opened a preliminary examination into the Euromaidan events. In November 2014, an ICC delegation visited Kyiv to assess the situation.

Read the report in English.

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