Bringing the aggressor to justice is a prerequisite for future peace
It should be on fair terms that include compensation for the damage caused. Marcel Peško, OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine, said this at a briefing at the Ukraine-Lviv Media Center.
Representatives of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe participate in the 9th Lviv Criminal Justice Forum. It is a two-day event during which Ukrainian lawyers will discuss the current problems of recording crimes committed by Russians in Ukraine and further bringing criminals to justice. The main topics include the investigation of attacks on critical infrastructure. Also, improving the interaction between international and domestic law, criminal proceedings during the war and transitional justice.
“The war in Ukraine is unique in many aspects. It is the first overt aggression against a democratic country since World War II. In such circumstances, the criminal law of Ukraine is a model to which the world looks up. Our law enforcement system needs to implement and enforce those provisions of the Criminal Code that criminalise crimes against peace, humanity and war crimes. The nuance is that none of our partner countries has the experience that Ukrainian lawyers are gaining. In addition, the Lviv Criminal Justice Forum is an essential tool for developing a legal vision for post-war Ukraine. To be ready to overcome the challenges we will face after the victory”, said Oleksandr Vodiannikov, PhD in Law.
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