Ukraine: Parliament approves vote calling for “independent investigation” of war crimes. PCP v. – Current affairs

The joint text presented to the Commission today by Francisco César, Socialist Deputy, came from attempts to reconcile eight voting projects (IL, BE, PSD, Chega, PAN, PCP, Livre and PS), but PCP MP Paula Santos said a vote on the initial vote of the Communists, which was rejected by the other benches.

The joint text adopted by the committee today in the debate against the PCP “strongly condemns and denies the aggression of the Russian Federation and the invasion of Ukraine and the massacres of civilians in Bucha, Irpin and elsewhere in Kiev, as well as others that have already taken place and will be found, expressing its full solidarity with the people of Ukraine and their condolences to the victims of the war. “

“In this context, the General Assembly supports the initiative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations to launch an independent inquiry and urges international bodies, in particular the International Criminal Court, to ensure full accountability for those responsible; said in a text that should be adopted in plenary on Friday.

“Conciliation between all Parliament’s benches failed,” complained Sérgio Sousa Pinto, Socialist, chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, referring to the vote against PCP, which had asked for its text to be included in the company last week. consensus.

The committee meeting was in fact marked by an exchange of words between Sérgio Sousa Pinto and Paula Santos after the PCP had asked for a vote to be postponed on Livre’s draft resolution, which it intended (as amended) to declare Russian President Vladimir Putin “responsible “To participate in international efforts to investigate, prosecute, prosecute and punish all war crimes in Ukraine.”

As this was the second postponement of the vote on this recommendation, the committee chairman warned of the danger of “losing the effectiveness” of the work, and in response Paula Santos was given the argument that it was the right power. groups used by PCP for the first time.

Sérgio Sousa Pinto opposed the proposal to amend the Commission regulation by deleting the word “possibly” from this right to request a deferral.

“Ending this absolute power as a punishment for sabotaging and overthrowing this commission,” he criticized, arguing that if all parliamentary groups use this instrument at the same time, MPs Rui Tavares’ project could only be discussed “at Christmas next year.” year”

The amendment to the Rules of Procedure proposed by the President of the Commission was finally adopted with the PCP voting against, but the vote on Livre’s draft decision was postponed to the next meeting.

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