Hanna Hudyna, 43, stands by the grave of her mother Halyna Ponomareva on April 20, 2022 in Hostomel. Halyna Ponomareva was captured by Chechen fighters in Hostomel and was held in a basement as a prisoner. She died there after being held captive for 17 days.
Hanna Hudyna, 43, stands by the grave of her mother Halyna Ponomareva on April 20, 2022 in Hostomel. Halyna Ponomareva was captured by Chechen fighters in Hostomel and was held in a basement as a prisoner. She died there after being held captive for 17 days. © Alexey Furman/Getty Images

Ukraine Justice Report - Issue 4

23 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.

Alexander Bastrykin, who heads the Investigative Committee of Russia (SKR), announced plans to create a legislative process to collect evidence on Ukraine’s alleged crimes in the occupied east of the country.
Alexander Bastrykin, who heads the Investigative Committee of Russia (SKR), announced plans to create a legislative process to collect evidence on Ukraine’s alleged crimes in the occupied east of the country. © © kremlin.ru

Why Russia Wants its Own War Crimes Court

Processes will effectively legitimise the de facto occupation authorities while discrediting genuine efforts to see justice.

By Tetiana Kurmanova

IWPR's Frontline Updates
Building of the Supreme Court of Ukraine.
Building of the Supreme Court of Ukraine. © © Wadco2/Wikimedia
INTERVIEW

Ukraine: Why Justice Reform is More Vital Than Ever

An independent judiciary is essential to guarantee democracy and demonstrate that, despite the war, the country is continuing to implement change.
UKRAINE JUSTICE BRIEFING

Tuesday, 23 August ‘22

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

•  EU Provides Information to ICC in Ukraine Genocide Investigation
•  Russia May Hold Illegal Trial in Mariupol
•  Prosecutor’s Office Cases Update
•  Ukrainian Police Investigate Dozens of Cases of Collaboration Each Week
•  Further Access Granted to Judicial Processes Online

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