Deklaratë e përbashkët e Grupit të Miqve për Llogaridhënien pas agresionit kundër Ukrainës

HRC52 - Item 4: Interactive dialogue with the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine
Geneva, 20 March 2023
Joint Statement of the Group of Friends of Accountability
following the Aggression Against Ukraine

Delivered by
H.E. Ms. Ravesa Lleshi
Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Albania in Geneva
“Mr. President, Mr. Chair,
I am pleased to deliver this statement on behalf of the 'Group of Friends of Accountability following the aggression against Ukraine', consisting of 47 Member States and the European Union.
It has been over a year since Russia launched its full-scale, unprovoked and illegal war against  Ukraine. During this year, the people of Ukraine have continued to fight for their political independence, territorial integrity, dignity, and identity.
As described in detail by your report they have suffered indiscriminate killings of civilians, extrajudicial executions of civilians and detainees, including POWs, torture, and sexual and gender-based violence, as well as attacks on civilian infrastructure, including around nuclear sites.  
These alarming findings highlight once more the need to ensure accountability for the serious crimes under international law committed on the territory of Ukraine, and ensure justice for all victims and the prevention of future crimes.
Impunity for those responsible for international crimes is unacceptable.
It is also devastating that Russia is inflicting suffering on the most vulnerable people in Ukraine.
The forcible transfers and deportations of children from Ukrainian territory are violations of the rights of the child and international humanitarian law.  Additionally, reports of illegal adoptions of Ukrainian children are of grave concern.
Mr. Chair,
What can the international community do to support investigations of cases of forcible transfers of children?
Thank you, Mr. President.
List of members of the Group of Friends of Accountability following the Aggression against Ukraine: Albania; Australia; Austria; Belgium; Bosnia-Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Canada; Colombia; Croatia; Cyprus; Czech Republic; Denmark; Estonia; Finland; France; Georgia; Germany; Greece; Guatemala; Iceland; Ireland; Italy; Japan; Latvia; Liechtenstein; Lithuania; Luxembourg; Malta; Republic of the Marshall Islands; Moldova; Montenegro; Kingdom of the Netherlands; New Zealand; North Macedonia; Norway; Poland; Portugal; Republic of Korea; Romania; Slovakia; Slovenia; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland; Ukraine; United Kingdom; United States; EU Delegation


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