A woman weeps while observing Orthodox Easter at the Church of St. Andrew on April 24, 2022 in Bucha, Ukraine. The church grounds were the site of mass graves of people killed during the Russian occupation of the town. Communities 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.
A woman weeps while observing Orthodox Easter at the Church of St. Andrew on April 24, 2022 in Bucha, Ukraine. The church grounds were the site of mass graves of people killed during the Russian occupation of the town. Communities 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. © John Moore/Getty Images

Ukraine Justice Report - Issue 2

9 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.

Russian army soldiers seen in Sevastopol, Crimea.
Russian army soldiers seen in Sevastopol, Crimea. © Alexander Aksakov/Getty Images

“If You Run, We Will Shoot You”: How Russia Forces Ukrainians Into Its Army

Tens of thousands in Crimea and eastern Ukraine have been recruited to fight on behalf of the occupying forces.
UKRAINE JUSTICE BRIEFING

Tuesday, 9 August ‘22

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

•  Azov ‘Terrorist’ Designation Undermines Legal Rights
•  ICRC Highlights Limits in PoW Protections
•  Cases Open for War Crimes Against Children
•  Head of Amnesty Ukraine Resigns
•  The Russian Soldier’s Lawyer 

A woman cries as she stands by a fresh grave, on May 1, 2022 in Irpin, Ukraine. The practice of visiting relatives' graves the week after orthodox Easter, a tradition referred to as Hrobki or Provody, held added poignancy as the country mourns the civilians and soldiers lost to the war with Russia.
A woman cries as she stands by a fresh grave, on May 1, 2022 in Irpin, Ukraine. The practice of visiting relatives' graves the week after orthodox Easter, a tradition referred to as Hrobki or Provody, held added poignancy as the country mourns the civilians and soldiers lost to the war with Russia. © Alexey Furman/Getty Images

The ICTY Has Key Lessons for a Ukraine Tribunal

Realistic expectations will be needed to manage painfully slow and often disputed justice processes that are unlikely to contribute to reconciliation.
A woman displaced by war wipes tears during a counselling session as psychologists listen on May 03, 2022 in Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine.
A woman displaced by war wipes tears during a counselling session as psychologists listen on May 03, 2022 in Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine. © John Moore/Getty Images
INTERVIEW

Rape as a Weapon of War

Legal expert warns that sexual violence is being used as a “tool of psychological terror, intimidation and torture”.
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