The article is devoted to the analysis of the impact of international legal acts on the content of crimes against justice. The author points out the existence of aggressive actions against Ukraine in the context of annexion and next occupation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, as well as parts of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions. Because of this, it was noticed necessary to ratify by Ukraine the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. Ratification of this international legal act will lead to the need for criminal-legal protection of the International Criminal Court by including in the crimes against justice some acts encroaching on its activities. Special attention was paid to the importance of ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (1950) by Ukraine. The author points out that its ratification led to Ukraine recognizing the decisions of the European Court of Human Rights as a source of law. This approach allows to “broadly” interpreting signs of some crimes against justice.
Keywords: Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, the practice of the European Court of Human Rights, the judiciary, jurisdiction, criminal offense.