Canada reveals some unprincipled principles hidden in its foreign policy

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Source: Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East

Foreign Affairs Minister Joly announced that Canada will refer Russia’s attack on Ukraine to the International Criminal Court. But in doing so, she also revealed another, unwritten, principle of Canadian foreign policy: only certain victims of war crimes need apply. Read more…


On March 1st, The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, issued a statement calling for the International Criminal Court to investigate Russian war crimes.

“Canada has decided to refer the situation in Ukraine to the International Criminal Court (ICC)… as a result of numerous allegations of the commission of serious international crimes in Ukraine by Russian forces, including war crimes and crimes against humanity.”

“We firmly stand with Ukraine and the brave men and women fighting to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity. The perpetrators of these serious international crimes must face justice.”

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