Webinar on Aggression and Ukraine: International Law and Accountability
The ABILA Committee on the International Criminal Court (Co-Chaired by Megan Fairlie and Jennifer Trahan) co-sponsored a panel with NYU’s Center for Global Affairs entitled Aggression in Ukraine: International Law and Accountability, which was held virtually on March 31, 2022.
Given the tragic outbreak of war in Ukraine and Russia’s flagrant violation of the UN Charter and ongoing commission of crimes, this panel explored justice possibilities both at the level of state accountability as well as individual criminal responsibility. The panel considered the role that the International Criminal Court (ICC) can play, as well as other possibilities for accountability. The discussion included consideration of crimes under the ICC Statute, the crime of aggression, cyberattacks as encompassed within the ICC’s crimes, and the potential role of the International Court of Justice.
The panel featured Ambassador Christian Wenaweser as keynote speaker, with panelists Ambassador David Scheffer and Professors Lindsay Freeman, Oona Hathaway, and Adil Haque. Professor Jennifer Trahan (Co-Chair, ICC Committee) moderated.