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Presentation of the White Paper «Russian war crimes against Ukraine: the breach of international humanitarian law by the Russian Federation». June 10, 2022

The Ukrainian Bar Association (UBA), jointly with the Global Accountability Network Ukraine Task Force (GAN UTF), the New York State Bar Association’s International Section (NYSBA International) and its Ukraine Task Force, and the EU Project Pravo-Justice, invite you to a presentation of the GAN UTF White Paper which covers war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by the Russian Federation.

The white paper regarding Russian War Crimes put together by the GAN UTF is a practical initial assessment and guide during the first 4 weeks of the Russian Invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022. It is a practical guide for practitioners, diplomats, and academic to help frame the discussion regarding Russian international crimes in Ukraine. The white paper is a working document and will be updated and published on a regular basis throughout the conflict.

In its conclusion, the White Paper calls upon the international community to respond by using the available international accountability mechanisms for holding high-level political and military leadership of the aggressor country responsible.

Date of the presentation: June 10, 2022, 15:00 – 17:00 EEST.

Format: online (ZOOM platform).

Languages: English/Ukrainian (with simultaneous interpretation).

Questions to be discussed:

  1. What are the main findings and conclusions of the White Paper?
  2. What is the standard of proof for the White Paper?
  3. Which sources were used in the preparation of the White Paper? How did GAN UTF verify real time data as evidence and source for the paper?
  4. Who were writers/investigators involved in the preparation of the White Paper? How a team of experts spread throughout the country was managed?
  5. What are the next steps for ensuring accountability of high-level political and military leadership of the Russian Federation?

Opening of the event:

Anna Ogrenchuk, UBA President
Ivan Horodyskyy, Member of the Board of the UBA
Professor David M. Crane, Founder, Global Accountability Network, Founding Chief Prosecutor, UN Special Court for Sierra Leone; Distinguished School in Residence, Syracuse University College of Law
Edward K. Lenci, Co-Chair, NYSBA International’s Ukraine Task Force
Eric Svanidze, Acting Team Leader of the EU Project Pravo-Justice (tbc)

Presentation of the White Paper:

Chris Martz – Overview, Legal Application Section, Key Conclusions
Kanalya Arivalagan – Historical Background
Kelly Adams – International Legal Framework
Matt McCartin – MRP Military Leadership
Mia Bonardi – MRP Political Leadership

Participation in the presentation is FREE. A zoom link will be sent to each registered participant to his/her e-mail address.

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Tetiana Osaulenko

For additional information, please call by phone.: +38 (063) 792-30-99 (Viber, WhatsApp, Telegram) or write to the address: conference@uba.ua.

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