‘No justice for MH17 victims if Statute not ratified’

There will be no justice for the victims of MH17 tragedy if the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) is not ratified, says a group of student activists.

They said MH17 was shot down using a Russian missile and when Malaysia tried to bring the issue to the United Nations (UN), it was vetoed and dismissed by the world superpower, Russia, itself.

In an online petition, they asked who would be able to mete out justice to all 298 lives that were lost in the tragedy.

“The answer is the ICC. It has been five years, why have the perpetrators not been brought to the ICC?

“The answer is because Malaysia is not a signatory of the Rome Statute,” the activists said in the petition description.

They launched an online petition on Change.org to call for the government to accede to the Rome Statute.

They are the same university students who on Sunday leaked an executive report which was against signing the treaty, allegedly sent by four academicians to the Malay Rulers.

Source: Star