Will Russia’s War Kill the Rule of Law in Ukraine and Europe?

Lyal S. SungaWelcome to our blog, the Human Righter. We shed light on contemporary human rights issues and comment on human rights developments. We dig deep into our focus areas within human rights, discuss SDGs and human rights. You will also find book reviews and analyses of new laws. 

Blog post by: Dr. Lyal S. Sunga is Affiliated Professor at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law in Lund, Sweden, and former Senior Human Rights Officer at the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva. He currently teaches at John Cabot University in Rome, Italy.

The EU and prosecuting war crimes

Eight years after Russia illegally invaded and occupied Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula in February 2014 and then illegally annexed it the following month (see Executive Order on Recognizing Republic of Crimea of 17 March 2014 viewable online from Czechia, Russian Federation and certain other countries), Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on State TV in the early morning of 24 February 2022 that he was about to launch a ‘special military operation’. He declared that the operation was intended “to protect people who have been subjected to bullying and genocide … for the last eight years”, to “strive for the demilitarisation and de-nazification of Ukraine” as well as “to bring to court those who committed numerous bloody crimes against civilians, including against citizens of the Russian Federation”.

Read the blog post at the Verfassungsblog, where it was originally posted. 

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