Great Decisions 2023 | Topic 2
What is a war crime? How does this definition apply to recent events in Ukraine?
Russia's invasion of Ukraine has resulted in widespread charges of war crimes and calls for justice. But what exactly are war crimes? Opinions of what constitutes a war crime have evolved, as have ways to identify and punish the perpetrators. How will the war crimes committed in Ukraine be dealt with? By Francine Hirsch
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War Crimes News
- There have been 50,000 alleged war crimes in Ukraine. We worked to solve one
- Ukraine conflict: What war crimes is Russia accused of?
- London to host major international meeting on war crimes
- January 8, 2023 Russia-Ukraine news
- OPINION: Year 2023: Scenarios for Ukraine
Analysis of the give-and-take involved in the creation of the International Criminal Court. Insightful discussion of the crime of aggression and the negotiations that led to the Kampala Amendments.
Discussion of Ukraine’s strategic use of the international legal system to fight back against Russian aggression. Maps out possible pathways to justice.
Interview with international law professor Leila Sadat on the difference between “crimes against humanity” and “genocide” and on the need to prove intent for the prosecution of genocide. Also discusses possible U.S. cooperation with the ICC.
Great Decisions 2023 cover image.