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Cyber attack on International Criminal Court

Source: The Irish Times
Date:  Sept 20 2023


Witnesses in the seventeen cases before the International Criminal Court (ICC) will be taking urgent security precautions after the court confirmed that its heavily protected computer system was hacked and what Dutch sources describe as “a large number of sensitive documents” allegedly stolen.


The court in The Hague issued warrant in March for arrest of Russian president Vladimir Putin over alleged war crimes in Ukraine


Since its establishment in 2002, the court in The Hague has been handling investigations involving war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide, in countries such as Ukraine, Afghanistan, Uganda and the Philippines.


In March, it issued an arrest warrant for Russian president Vladimir Putin, accusing him of war crimes, specifically the forced deportation of children from Ukraine to Russia after his troops invaded Ukraine in February 2022.

That was the first time the global court has issued a warrant for a leader of one of the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council.

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