Briefing Paper

Accountability for Crimes of Personnel of the Wagner Group in Ukraine

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November 2023
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This briefing paper, prepared by the Open Society Justice Initiative, focuses on the Wagner Group, the private military group that has been engaged in fighting alongside regular units of the armed forces of the Russian Federation in Ukraine. It includes a consideration of the status of the personnel of private military companies, and the implications for their prosecutions under international humanitarian law. It analyzes the status of personnel of the Wagner Group in Ukraine, including specifically by considering whether those individuals form part of Russia’s armed forces. Finally, it examines the implications of the status of Wagner Group personnel for the prospect of prosecuting them and holding them accountable for crimes committed in Ukraine.

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