Model Indictment for the Crime of Aggression Committed against Ukraine
This model indictment is of Russian President Vladimir Putin and six other senior Russian officials involved in the initiation, planning, preparation, and execution of acts of aggression against Ukraine starting on February 24, 2022. Prepared by the Justice Initiative, the hope is that it gives impetus to national investigations currently underway and to efforts to establish a special tribunal to prosecute the crime of aggression by demonstrating that it is feasible to build a solid case against Vladimir Putin and other senior leaders.
This model indictment was originally published on Just Security.
Immunities and a Special Tribunal for the Crime of Aggression against Ukraine
This briefing paper provides a non-exhaustive overview of the application of immunities to prosecutions for the crime of aggression, particularly to the Russian head of state, head of government, and minister of foreign affairs, before a Special Tribunal for the Crime of Aggression against Ukraine.
Q&A: How Putin Could Be Put on Trial for the Crime of Aggression
James A. Goldston, executive director of the Justice Initiative, explains how Russia’s President Vladimir Putin could be prosecuted for the crime of aggression committed against Ukraine.
The Future of the European Court of Human Rights: A View from Ukraine
European governments are discussing the future of the European Court of Human Rights. For Ukraine and other post-Soviet countries, the importance of the court has never been greater.