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Bringing war crimes criminals to justice 'vital' - Kuwaiti diplomat




(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) NEW YORK, July 7 (KUNA) -- Governments, groups, or individuals who commit human rights violations and war crimes should be brought to justice as a vital step to prevent such corruptions from spreading worldwide, said a Kuwaiti diplomat late Friday.
Delivering Kuwait's speech to a meeting on relations between the UNSC and International Criminal Court (ICC), second secretary at the Kuwaiti permanent mission to the UN headquarters in New York Mohammad Al-Ajmei said that though Kuwait did not sign the 1998 ICC's Rome Statute, it believed in the agreement's stance against genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and crimes of aggression.
He indicated that his country is truly committed to the notion that justice and peace were interconnected; affirming that applying justice on every single dilemma in the world would achieve global peace.
The ICC managed to put an end to the chapter in human history concerning acts of war crimes and genocide in the former Yugoslavian republic, said Al-Ajmei who commended the ICC for bringing those responsible to such heinous crimes to justice.
He added that the world now needed to address new challenges posed by the acts of genocide committed against the Rohingya Muslim minority of Myanmar, urging world countries to take firm action against those committing grave violations against innocent people.
The Syrian crisis, entering its eight year, is another crime that went beyond its boundaries, said the Kuwaiti diplomat who called on the world to end the suffering of the people in Syria and bring criminals to justice. (end) asf.gta

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Bringing war crimes criminals to justice 'vital' - Kuwaiti diplomat

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