Putin, like the Nazis, could get a life sentence after an arrest warrant was issued, just like at Nuremberg.


After a warrant was issued for VLADIMIR Putin’s arrest for alleged war crimes, legal experts have compared his situation to that of the Nazis at Nuremberg.

If the dictator leaves his country, he risks being apprehended and tried by the International Criminal Court.


The tyrant has been charged with war crimes over the deportation of kids


About 123 countries that are members of the court are now obligated to hand him over.

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has charged Putin and with the war crime of “unlawful deportation” of children from Ukraine.

On similar charges as Putin, the court issued an arrest warrant for Russia’s Commissioner for Children’s Rights, Maria Lvova-Belova.

The International Criminal Court (ICC) was founded in The Hague, the Netherlands, on the precedent set by the trials of Nazi leaders in Nuremberg following World War II.

Crimes against peace, war crimes, and crimes against humanity were all leveled at Adolf Hitler’s minions at Nuremberg for their roles in launching World War II and carrying out the Holocaust.

However, the ICC can only sentence people to life in prison, not death by hanging like many countries do.

When asked about this by The Sun Online, Dr. Miracle Chinwenmeri Uche of the University of Exeter Law School said, “The Nuremberg trials come to mind at a time like this.”

“a reminder that alleged perpetrators who occupy powerful positions are not immune from accountability,” she said.

There are two ways in which the lessons of the Nuremberg trials can be applied to the case against Vladimir Putin that is currently pending at the International Criminal Court (ICC):

“First, the work of the ICC and other international criminal tribunals can be traced back to the Nuremberg trials.

“Second, in regards to the Nuremberg Trials’ seminal concept of individual criminal responsibility.

Whatever the length of time it takes, Mr. Putin and other alleged perpetrators can be held individually responsible for crimes committed during the war in accordance with the law.

Accordingly, “one can anticipate similar trials with respect to established international criminal law, be it in the Hague, or elsewhere in the world.”

Snatching up the regime’s top brass and bringing them before the international courts

International tribunals have previously accused other dictators of atrocities similar to those committed by Vladimir Putin.

Miloevi was accused of genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes in Bosnia, Croatia, and Kosovo by the International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia.

He died in prison without ever being brought to trial, making him the first sitting head of state to be accused of war crimes.

In 2017, the International Criminal Court for the former Yugoslavia found “Butcher of Bosnia” Mladic guilty of genocide and sentenced him to life in prison.

In the conflict that the country experienced in the 1990s, he was held responsible for the worst atrocities committed in Europe since World War II.

On the list of eleven charges leveled against him were genocide and crimes against humanity.

The UN court acquitted him of genocide in the municipal areas but found him guilty of genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity.

After the Sierra Leone Civil War, which lasted from 1991 to 2002, Taylor was accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

There were eleven charges against Taylor, and on April 26, 2012, he was found guilty on all of them. The charges ranged from war crimes to crimes against humanity committed by rebel forces.

He was sentenced to 50 years in prison.

Since the court lacks the authority to enforce the arrest warrant, Dr. Uche acknowledged that it may seem unlikely that Putin would ever appear in court.

When it comes to cases brought about by self-referrals of situations by states themselves to the ICC, this is not an easy task.

More difficult still is the case when the alleged perpetrators are currently serving as president.

In spite of this, she stressed that “cooperation on the execution of the arrest warrant against Mr. Putin and Ms.

The International Criminal Court has stated that any nation that recognizes it must turn over Putin if he is present on its territory.

The President of the ICC, Judge Piotr Hofmanski, has stated that “all state parties have the legal obligation to cooperate fully with the court,” which includes the obligation to carry out arrest warrants issued by the court.

Because the individual is prohibited from leaving the country, this is one of the most significant effects of the arrest warrants and a form of sanction.

Two-thirds of the world’s countries, or 123, are not going to save him.

Andriy Kostin, general prosecutor of Ukraine, has urged other nations to take action.

The world now knows that “the Russian regime is criminal and that its leadership and accomplices will be brought to justice,” he declared.

The only solution is to have Putin arrested and tried in a foreign court.

“And leaders around the world will be hesitant to shake his hand or sit down at the negotiating table with him.”

International Criminal Court convictions

To date, four people have been found guilty of war crimes by the International Criminal Court (ICC). These items are:

In 2012, Lubanga was found guilty of using child soldiers (those younger than 15) in combat operations in the Ituri province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

He was sentenced to 14 years in prison.

For his part in an attack on a village in the Ituri region of the DRC in 2003 that resulted in the deaths of over 200 people, Katanga was found guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity in 2014.

He was sentenced to 12 years in prison.

In 2016, Al Mahdi was found guilty of war crimes for his part in the destruction of cultural heritage sites in Timbuktu, Mali, during the armed conflict in the country in 2012 and 2013.

He was sentenced to seven years in prison.

After serving as a military commander in the eastern DRC between 2002 and 2003, Ntaganda was found guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity in 2019.

He was sentenced to 30 years in prison.

It should be noted that the ICC is also conducting trials for several other individuals for various war crimes, and has opened investigations into other cases as well.

When Putin ordered the invasion of Ukraine, questions quickly shifted to how he would be held accountable for starting such a brutal conflict.

Open Society Justice Initiative, a nonprofit organization that promotes equal justice under the law, published a sample indictment on their website.

Ben Ferencz, the sole surviving Nuremberg prosecutor, supported the plan.

He stated, “Having firsthand experience with the magnitude of efforts required to put war criminals on trial,” at the time.

I tried 22 Nazi officers for their part in the murder of over a million innocent civilians in towns and villages across Eastern Europe.

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Micheal Kurt

I earned a bachelor's degree in exercise and sport science from Oregon State University. He is an avid sports lover who enjoys tennis, football, and a variety of other activities. He is from Tucson, Arizona, and is a huge Cardinals supporter.

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