Conference: Justice and Accountability for Russia’s War Against Ukraine

On Tuesday, ECR Foreign Affairs Coordinator Anna Fotyga, together with MEPs David Lega (EPP Group) and Viola von Cramon-Taubadel (Greens/EFA Group) will host a conference focusing on justice and accountability in Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine.

Two years will soon have passed since the full scale, illegal and unjustifiable war of aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine. Those who commit crimes in Ukraine must be held accountable for their atrocious actions, either through Ukrainian judicial processes or within international mechanisms and institutions.

The aim of this international conference will be to present the legal steps already taken in this respect and to identify the current gaps and challenges facing prosecutors. In addition, the goal of the conference is to put forward policy recommendations for the next steps needed to ensure justice and continued effective cooperation between Ukrainian and international stakeholders.

The event is organised in cooperation with the International Bar Association and the Ukrainian Bar Association and will feature esteemed experts in the field of international law. Dmytro Kuleba, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, will open the conference.

The event will be held in room SPINELLI 3G2 from 12:30 - 15:00.


12:30 - Welcoming remarks

  • David LEGA , MEP EPP
  • Viola von CRAMON-TAUBADEL , MEP Greens/EFA

12:45 - Opening remarks

  • Baroness Helena KENNEDY KC IBAHRI, Director
  • Dr Mark ELLIS IBA, Executive Director
  • Mykola STETSENKO UBA, President
  • Dr. Ewelina OCHAB, IBAHRI Senior Programme Lawyer

13:00 - Keynote Speech

  • Dmytro KULEBA, Minister of Foreign Affairs Ukraine

13:10 - Discussion Panel

Moderators: Anna FOTYGA, MEP ECR & David LEGA, MEP EPP


  • Dr. Anton KORYNEVYCH (online), Government Representative of Ukraine at the International Court of Justice
  • Prof. Philipe SANDS (video address), Centre on International Courts and Tribunals at University College London, Director
  • Olga BUTKEVYCH, Ukrainian Association of International Law, President
  • Stanislav KRAVCHENKO, Supreme Court of Ukraine, President
  • Prof. Magdalena GAWIN, Raphael Lemkin Center for Documenting Russian Crimes in Ukraine, Director
  • Andreas KLEISER, International Commission on Missing Persons, Director for Policy and Cooperation
  • Bill BROWDER, The Global Magnitsky Justice Campaign, Founder and Lead
  • Markiyan KLIUCHKOVSKYI, International Register of Damage Caused by the Aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, Executive Director
  • Oleksandra MATVIICHUK, Human Rights Lawyer, Head of Ukraine’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning Center for Civil Liberties
  • Maksym POPOV, Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine, Adviser to the Prosecutor General

14:35 - Q & A Session

14:55 - Closing Remarks

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