Flags of newly slain Ukrainian soldiers fly next to the graves of previously fallen troops in a cemetery on May 21, 2022 on the outskirts of Kharkiv, Ukraine.
Flags of newly slain Ukrainian soldiers fly next to the graves of previously fallen troops in a cemetery on May 21, 2022 on the outskirts of Kharkiv, Ukraine. © John Moore/Getty Images

Ukraine Justice Report - Issue 3

16 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.

Workers placing a body of one of the unidentified persons who were killed during the Russian occupation of Bucha into a coffin on August 11, 2022 in Bucha, Ukraine.
Workers placing a body of one of the unidentified persons who were killed during the Russian occupation of Bucha into a coffin on August 11, 2022 in Bucha, Ukraine. © Alexey Furman/Getty Images
COMMENT

Ukraine is a Turning Point for International Justice

World must learn lessons from previous processes to ensure accountability – or risk facilitating future conflicts.

By Sir Geoffrey Nice

IWPR's Frontline Updates
UKRAINE JUSTICE BRIEFING

Tuesday, 16 August ‘22

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

•  Countries File Declarations of Intervention to ICJ
•  German Police to Gather War Crimes Evidence
•  Ukraine Appeals for Help Prosecuting Specific Cases
•  Ukraine to Update Legislation on Collaboration
•  Treason Prosecutions on the Rise

•  Three Separatist Volunteers get 15 Years in Prison
•  De Facto Court Hearing for Five Foreign Ukraine Volunteers 

An abandoned house destroyed by Russian missiles in Bakhmut, Ukraine.
An abandoned house destroyed by Russian missiles in Bakhmut, Ukraine. © Scott Olson/Getty Images
INTERVIEW

Deportation is a War Crime

With some 1.5 million Ukrainians already expelled to Russia, legal experts weigh options for prosecution.
Police and military personnel stand in front of a residential apartment complex that was heavily damaged by a Russian attack on March 18, 2022 in Kyiv, Ukraine.
Police and military personnel stand in front of a residential apartment complex that was heavily damaged by a Russian attack on March 18, 2022 in Kyiv, Ukraine. © Chris McGrath/Getty Images
COMMENT

How Amnesty Got it Wrong

Organisation allowed fog of war to obscure legal context of active conflict.
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