Crosses, floral tributes and photographs of the victims of the battles for Irpin and Bucha mark the graves in Irpin cemetery on May 16, 2022 in Irpin, Ukraine. As Russia concentrates its attack on the east and south of the country, residents of the Kyiv region are returning to assess the war's toll on their communities. The towns around the capital were heavily damaged following weeks of brutal war as Russia made its failed bid to take Kyiv.
Crosses, floral tributes and photographs of the victims of the battles for Irpin and Bucha mark the graves in Irpin cemetery on May 16, 2022 in Irpin, Ukraine. As Russia concentrates its attack on the east and south of the country, residents of the Kyiv region are returning to assess the war's toll on their communities. The towns around the capital were heavily damaged following weeks of brutal war as Russia made its failed bid to take Kyiv. © Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Ukraine Justice Report - Issue 1

2 August 2022

IWPR's Frontline Updates – unique insights from our network of local reporters and updates from our programmes.

IWPR’s weekly Ukraine Justice Report provides an overview of key events and links to essential reading from Ukrainian and international reports alongside dedicated IWPR reporting and analysis.

Family members mourn the death of Ruslan Nechyporenko, 47, after his funeral on April 18, 2022 in Bucha, Ukraine. His body was found in Bucha after Russian soldiers withdrew weeks before, one of at least 700 murdered civilians found in towns around Kiev, according to authorities. The slayings launched investigations for possible war crimes perpetuated by Russian forces during the occupation.
Family members mourn the death of Ruslan Nechyporenko, 47, after his funeral on April 18, 2022 in Bucha, Ukraine. His body was found in Bucha after Russian soldiers withdrew weeks before, one of at least 700 murdered civilians found in towns around Kiev, according to authorities. The slayings launched investigations for possible war crimes perpetuated by Russian forces during the occupation. © John Moore/Getty Images
FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Ukraine Justice Report

IWPR project will document long, painful and essential journey to bring Russia’s military impunity to an end.
UKRAINE JUSTICE BRIEFING

Tuesday, 2 August ‘22

This week’s overview of key events and links to essential reading.

•  Ukraine’s New Prosecutor General
•  “Call Russia's Campaign Genocide’’
•  Torture Video Goes Viral
•  Ukrainian Courts Prosecute Cases from Country's East
•  Ukraine Seeks Separate Tribunal for Russian Leadership

Policemen and forensic personnel catalogue 58 bodies of civilians killed in and around Bucha before they are transported to the morgue at a cemetery on April 6, 2022 in Bucha, Ukraine. The Ukrainian government has accused Russian forces of committing a "deliberate massacre" as they occupied and eventually retreated from Bucha, 25km northwest of Kyiv. Hundreds of bodies have been found in the days since Ukrainian forces regained control of the town.
Policemen and forensic personnel catalogue 58 bodies of civilians killed in and around Bucha before they are transported to the morgue at a cemetery on April 6, 2022 in Bucha, Ukraine. The Ukrainian government has accused Russian forces of committing a "deliberate massacre" as they occupied and eventually retreated from Bucha, 25km northwest of Kyiv. Hundreds of bodies have been found in the days since Ukrainian forces regained control of the town. © Chris McGrath/Getty Images

How Ukraine Will Find Justice

Concerted international action will be needed to hold senior figures to account.
Inna, 53, cries inside her burnt out house on April 25, 2022 in Ozera, Ukraine. The towns around Kyiv are continuing a long road to what they hope is recovery, following weeks of brutal war as Russia made its failed bid to take Ukraine's capital.
Inna, 53, cries inside her burnt out house on April 25, 2022 in Ozera, Ukraine. The towns around Kyiv are continuing a long road to what they hope is recovery, following weeks of brutal war as Russia made its failed bid to take Ukraine's capital. © Alexey Furman/Getty Images

Ukraine: Terrorising Civilians

Missile attacks on civilian targets key to proving allegations of war crimes committed on a mass scale.
Captured Russian soldier, Sgt. Vadim Shishimarin, 21, attends a court hearing on May 18, 2022 in Kyiv, Ukraine. Sgt. Shishimarin pleaded guilty to shooting a civilian on a bicycle in the village of Chupakhivka, Sumy Region, days after Russia's invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24. The trial of the Russian soldier was the first that Ukraine has conducted since the invasion related to charges that could be considered war crimes.
Captured Russian soldier, Sgt. Vadim Shishimarin, 21, attends a court hearing on May 18, 2022 in Kyiv, Ukraine. Sgt. Shishimarin pleaded guilty to shooting a civilian on a bicycle in the village of Chupakhivka, Sumy Region, days after Russia's invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24. The trial of the Russian soldier was the first that Ukraine has conducted since the invasion related to charges that could be considered war crimes. © Christopher Furlong/Getty Images
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