Armenia has joined the countries that have recognized the Rome Statute
This means that the country's authorities will be able to arrest Putin if he arrives
The Constitutional Court of Armenia has recognized the Rome Statute as compliant with the Constitution of the Republic.
This means that the Armenian authorities will be obliged to detain Russian dictator Vladimir Putin and Russian Children's Rights Commissioner Maria Lvova-Belova, for whom the International Criminal Court has issued arrest warrants, on its territory.
At the end of 2022, the Armenian government appealed to the Constitutional Court to recognize the statute, as the government believes that its recognition could allow it to bring Azerbaijan to justice for a number of crimes of which the Armenian side accuses it.
The statute was signed back in 1998, but Armenia has not ratified it to date, as in 2004 the court recognized the treaty's obligations as contradicting a number of provisions of the then-current constitution.
Background. As it has become known, Hungary has refused to arrest Putin if he enters the country.
However, Brazil, following Germany, warned that it would also arrest Putin if he arrived.