Hague Tribunal passes verdict on crimes at Maidan

On November 12, Fatou Bensouda, Chief Prosecutor of Hague-based International Criminal Court, presented a report on clashes during the Maidan protest in February 2014.

13 November 2015 11:00

Human rights were seriously infringed upon during the 2014 Maidan protests but no crimes against humanity were perpetrated, says a verdict on the events during the Revolution of Dignity in February 2014 delivered by Hague Tribunal.

According to Fatou Bensouda, excessive force used by the Ukrainian authorities against protesters at Maidan was directed ‘against civilian population’, but conclusive evidence that it was used ‘on a large scale or systemically’ is missing.

Ukraine is not a state party to the ICC's founding Rome Statute, but its parliament has accepted the court's jurisdiction to probe crimes committed on its territory from November 2013 to February 2014.

The tragic events during the Revolution of Dignity occurred in Kiev on February 18–20. Back then, 73 peaceful civilians and 11 law enforcement officers were killed in the protests, reports

According to the Ukrainian Health Ministry, a total of 106 people were killed in the protests in Kiev and other Ukrainian cities.