Russia says against referring Syria crisis to war crimes court
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Permanent U.N. Security Council member Russia said in a Foreign Ministry statement on Tuesday that an effort by dozens of countries to refer the Syrian crisis to the International Criminal Court was "ill-timed and counterproductive".
More than 50 countries asked the Security Council on Monday to refer the crisis in Syria to the court, which prosecutes people for genocide and war crimes.
(Writing by Steve Gutterman; Editing by Thomas Grove)
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