Canada to give $1M for International Criminal Court sex crime probes, Joly says

The money is meant to support the court’s investigations into sexual and gender-based violence everywhere, as Canada helps that agency look into possible Russian war crimes in Ukraine.

Joly was in Poland at a summit of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe on Thursday, one of the last forums where Russia and the West have diplomatic relations.

The 57-member group is best known for monitoring elections, but has also helped stabilize countries after conflicts from Bosnia to Tajikistan.

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Poland barred Russia from attending the summit, but Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov argued in a virtual press conference that sidelining Moscow won’t lead to peace in Ukraine.

Joly responded that Russia is rejecting dialogue and has “shattered trust” between countries.