Lawyers supporting President Putin’s decisions, condemned by the entire civilized world and the highest international courts, deliberately become accomplices in his crimes. Public approval of Putin’s actions by the Russian legal community encourages his heinous crimes against humanity and increases his impunity.
The Ukrainian Bar Association (UBA) is launching a special project “Lawyers of the Putin Regime” to introduce individuals who disgrace our profession.
Currently, the list includes:
Volodin Vyacheslav Viktorovich, Chairman of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, Honored Lawyer of Russian Federation.
Patrushev Nikolai Platonovich, Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation, Doctor of Law.
Klishas Andrei Aleksandrovich, Chairman of the Committee of the Federation Council on Constitutional Legislation and State Building, Honored Lawyer of the Russian Federation, Doctor of Law.
Kovler Anatoliy Ivanovich, Chairman of the RPL Standing Committee on Civic Participation in the Development of the Judicial System, Honored Lawyer of the Russian Federation, Doctor of Law, Former Judge of the European Court of Human Rights.
Stepashin Sergei Vadimovich, Chairman of the Association of Lawyers of Russia, Doctor of Law.
Piskarev Vasiliy Ivanovich, Deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation.
These lawyers support the Kremlin’s rhetoric and deliberately distort the principles and values of international law. These lawyers call the aggressive war “collective security”, a blatant violation of the sovereignty of a democratic country – “demilitarization measures”. Lawyers who must uphold and defend the rule of law and human rights find justification for war crimes and crimes against humanity. They must be punished, together with the military-political leadership of the Russian Federation, because they are accomplices and ideologues of the regime.