Lawyer William Lye QC says the proof that Russia has dedicated battle crimes in Ukraine is “overwhelming”.
It comes because the Australian Federation of Ukrainian Organisations has commissioned a world group to collect proof and in the future put Russian troopers and officers on trial.
“Following the withdrawal of Russian troops in the areas near Kyiv, the photographs that we see in the media are just graphic,” Mr Lye instructed Sky News host Andrew Bolt.
“But what the public sees and what the prosecutor can prove in the court are just two different things.
“At the moment it falls on the Ukrainian government and the ICC prosecutor’s office to collect the relevant evidence that’s admissible to support the charges which will ultimately be laid.”