Earlier this year, the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued an arrest warrant for Vladimir Putin, president of the Russian Federation. The charge: unlawful deportation of children, a war crime. While there have been many calls to prosecute Mr. Putin for alleged war crimes in Ukraine (indeed, the United States even passed a new law which could allow such a prosecution in the U.S.), some might be wondering what “unlawful deportation of children” exactly entails and why the ICC chose this particular charge.
Granger, Maxwell, "Putin’s Arrest Warrant: The What and the Why of “Unlawful Deportation of Children”" (2023). GGU Law Review Blog. 109.