A selective approach to the assessment of the decisions of the ICC of shocks, the foreign Ministry said

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Codecoverage in fatabonapicallo the representative of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia Maria Zakharova during a briefing in MoscowA selective approach to the assessment of the decisions of the ICC of shocks, the foreign Ministry said© RIA Novosti / Alexei Codiscovered the image Bank

Moscow has long been drawing attention to the politicization of the International criminal court (ICC) and other international courts and overwhelmed the electoral approach to the assessment of their decisions, said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.

«I would also like to remind you that Russia has long and consistently draws attention to the politicization of international courts including the ICC. Unfortunately, they are often used only as a means of pressure on objectionable — objectionable of the state, displeasing the government. We again appeal to consider whether the interests of the international community this situation. But this selective approach where some decisions are welcome, and other decisions that may be taken and are unprofitable, they still will be punished and the judges is, of course, shocked,» said she.

The diplomat commented on the US presidential Advisor John Bolton about the work of the ICC.

«Mr Bolton pointed to the problems of the ICC, like corruption, vulnerability to manipulation, inefficient and costly. To be honest, it’s hard to disagree, and we can talk about this long ago. However, the United States has no claims to arranged similarly and have essentially the same identical weaknesses in the international criminal ad hoc tribunals such as the infamous international Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia,» she said.

«I want to ask the question — why? The answer is also unable to provide right now, it is in the statement of Mr. Bolton, who has made it clear that international justice should deal with other States but not the United States and its allies. It all fits into the traditional scheme. The new element is not that international criminal justice is subject to political manipulation, and the fact that now it is done openly», — said the representative of the foreign Ministry.

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