Putin withdraws from the International Criminal Court

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The International Criminal Court has lost a powerful charter member: Russia is pulling out.

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The International Criminal Court of the United Nations was established to investigate and prosecute war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity. Its ability to put sitting officials on trial depends on their countries’ participation. George W. Bush withdrew the US some years ago, and now, Vladimir Putin has ordered Russia to pull out, too. Somini Sengupta, UN reporter for the New York Times, says the action was largely symbolic.

Credits

Guest:
Somini Sengupta - New York Times - @SominiSengupta

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Andrea Brody, Katie Cooper, Sáša Woodruff