The International Criminal Court on 17 March issued an arrest warrant against Russian President Vladimir Putin on charges of war crimes.
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The move mandates 123 member states to arrest Putin and transfer him to The Hague for trial if he steps onto their territory.
It was immediately rejected by Moscow while Ukraine on the other hand welcomed the decision.
Why did the International Criminal Court issue the warrants?
The International Criminal Court says Putin committed war crimes in Ukraine.
He is responsible for the crime of kidnapping and deportation of Ukrainian children.
According to the court, these crimes were allegedly committed from 24 February 2022 on Ukrainian-occupied territory.
The court also issued a warrant for Maria Lvova-Belova, Russia’s commissioner for children’s rights.
International Criminal Court (ICC)
It was set up in July 2002 under the Rome treaty of 1998.
It is the only permanent court to prosecute persons for crimes against humanity, genocide, war crimes and crimes of agression.
At present 123 countries are its members. The United States, China, and Israel are not its members.
The court's jurisdiction extends to offences that occurred after July 1, 2002, that were committed either in a state that has ratified the agreement or by a national of such a state or the case which was referred to it by the United Nations Security Council.
The Headquarters of ICC: The Hague, Netherlands
ICC is different from the International Court of Justice (ICJ).
ICJ is a United Nations court which hears disputes involving the member states of the United Nations.
High Commissioner Pranay Verma and Minister of Education of Bangladesh Dr Dipu Moni on 18 March jointly inaugurated the Indian Higher Education Meet 2023 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
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It is being organized under the aegis of the Study in India program in Dhaka.
Top ranking higher educational institutions from different parts of India participated in the event.
A large number of Indian students are pursuing higher education in each other's country.
The Indian High Commissioner invited Bangladeshi students to take advantage of India's globally prestigious higher education system and build new bridges of friendship and understanding between the youth of the two countries.
Bangladesh Education Minister Dr. Deepu Moni recognized the important role of education in promoting better understanding between India and Bangladesh and thanked Study in India for taking the initiative to organize the event in Dhaka.
Study in India programme
It is a flagship project launched by the Ministry of Education, Government of India in 2018.
Its main goal is to increase the number of international students in the country and improve the global reputation and ranking of Indian educational institutions.
The programme provides meritorious foreign students fee waiver and scholarship.
The program is designed to encourage and invite the global student community to pursue their higher education in India.
Since its inception, the Study in India program has attracted students from over 150 countries, including Bangladesh.