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Russia’s brutal and illegal invasion of Ukraine has opened up a series of legal issues dating back to the Nuremberg trials after World War II. Ukraine’s quest to hold Russia accountable for its crimes will change transitional justice and international law as we have known it since 1945. The Kennan Institute will devote significant attention to the changing face of international justice as a result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
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Lustrating Judges Is the Key to Post-Putin Transitional Justice
Russia's failure to pursue judicial reform following the collapse of the Soviet Union has resulted in a system where "court decisions have nothing to do with the law, and motivation behind them is highly questionable." Igor Slabykh explores the potential role of judicial lustration as a step forward.
Cracks in the BRICS as Putin’s Legal Exposure Grows
How will Putin and other Russian leaders be brought to justice for the full-scale invasion of Ukraine? Kennan Institute Director William Pomeranz outlines the legal processes already in motion to hold Putin accountable for his actions.