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Moldova signed Ljubjiana - Hague Convention

14:28 | 16.02.2024 Category: Social

Chisinau, February 16 /MOLDPRES/- State Secretary of the Ministry of Justice Eduard Serbenco signed the Ljubljana- The Hague Convention on international cooperation in the investigation and prosecution of crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and other international crimes.

According to the Ministry of Justice, our country is among the first signatory states of this important instrument, and the signing ceremony took place at the Peace Palace in The Hague, the Netherlands.

The document aims to strengthen international cooperation in the investigation and prosecution of genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity and other international crimes. It will serve as a tool between the signatory parties for joint investigations, collection and sharing of evidence, extradition of convicts, mutual legal assistance. The Convention also places special emphasis on the rights of the victims of such crimes.

The Ljubljana-Hague Convention is the first important treaty in the field of international criminal law, after the adoption of the Rome Statute in 1998, on the basis of which the International Criminal Court was established. After signing, the document is to be ratified by the Parliament.

The convention was signed by 35 countries.



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