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Russia-Ukraine War and the Law: War Crimes, Legal Accountability, and Other Campaigns on the Legal Front
Since Russia’s 2022 invasion of Ukraine began, the law has become its own front, full of maneuvers, counter-attacks, and campaigns. Genocide, martial law, sanctions, the crime of aggression against a sovereign state, war crimes against civilians: the law has proven a tool that Ukrainian authorities have wielded in creative and complicated ways. This panel of experts considers legal aspects of Russia’s war on Ukraine, from martial law to a Putin war crimes tribunal, considering both international and domestic legal doctrines, and thinking about innovations and experiments as well as limitations and risks of “campaigns” on the legal front.

• Monica Eppinger, Associate Professor; Co-Director, Center for International and Comparative Law, Center for International and Comparative Law, Saint Louis University
• Mykola Hnatovsky, Professor, International Law Department at Kyiv Shevchenko University, First Vice-President of the Ukrainian Association of International Law, Judge to the European Court of Human Rights in respect of Ukraine
• Alex Whiting, Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School, former Investigations Coordinator at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague
• Eugene Finkel, Associate Professor, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University
• Oleksandr Merezhko, Ukrainian MP, Head of the Committee on Foreign Policy and Interparliamentary Cooperation
• Ron Levi (chair), Professor of Global Affairs & Public Policy and Sociology; Distinguished Professor of Global Justice; Director, Global Justice Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy

Sponsors: Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine, CERES, and the Center for International and Comparative Law, Saint Louis University School of Law

May 17, 2022 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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