Upon receipt of a referral or a declaration made by a state pursuant to Article 12(3) of the Rome Statute, the Office of the Prosecutor, as a matter of policy, opens a preliminary examination of the situation at hand. Accordingly, the Prosecutor of the ICC, Fatou Bensouda, has decided to open a preliminary examination into the situation in Ukraine in order to establish whether the Rome Statute criteria for opening an investigation are met. Specifically, under Article 53(1) of the Rome Statute, the Prosecutor shall consider issues of jurisdiction, admissibility and the interests of justice.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet in the Swiss city of Davos to discuss Tehran’s nuclear talks.
The long-awaited ECB intervention has arrived. Unfortunately beyond the amount planned interventions clause that the liability to 80% of the loans will remain the responsibility of any single country cools much enthusiasm. Everyone thinks that it would take a real political union of Europe, but too many still subordinate political union to financial recovery of every single country. Mr. Draghi has tried it hard but probably Merkel has cooled the enthusiasm.
US President Barack Obama has warned Russia about bullying other countries, expressing his country’s opposition to “Russian aggression” in Ukraine.