War in Ukraine: justice moves into action

This page presents a selection of articles on justice initiatives for war related crimes in Ukraine.

Our publications are aimed at both experts in international justice - who do not want to miss out on the latest news on justice in Ukraine - and at readers who are not so keen on law but who nevertheless wish to understand the legal proceedings that have multiplied since the beginning of the war. Some speak of "lawfare" to describe this unprecedented legal momentum.

In these articles, we discuss the national courts in Ukraine, the International Criminal Court (ICC), the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) and, more broadly, the ongoing debates on justice after Russia's invasion of Ukraine. In addition to the prosecutions for "war crimes", which are at the heart of the subject, we also talk of "crimes against humanity", "crime of aggression" or "genocide".

Ukraine responds to "warfare" with "lawfare"

Our world map of justice initiatives, in Ukraine and elsewhere, against the Russian invasion. This map is updated each time a new international trial is launched.

Use the +/- buttons in the upper left corner of the map below to zoom in (or your fingers on mobile)

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For more explanations on this map (as well as a synthetic image version), click here.

Map of war crimes trials in Ukraine

Our map of Ukraine locating the various war crimes trials in the presence of the accused and in absentia. This map is updated regularly.

Yellow pins: war crimes trials / Black pins: war crimes trials in absentia

For more explanations on this map, click here.