Mike Newton discusses the role of international and hybrid courts in bringing justice in Ukraine on June 24 panel

Jun 24, 2022

“Responsibility for War Crimes and Other Violations of IHL: What Are Possible Models for Adjudicating in Such Cases for Ukraine?”

1:00 – 11:20: Welcoming remarks

  • Andryi Kostin, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Legal Policy
  • Vsevolod Kniaziev, Chairman of the Supreme Court
  • Representative of the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine
  • Representative of the National School of Judges
  • Anna Adamska – Gallant, International Key Expert of EU Project “Pravo Justice” on judicial reform
  • Marc Ellingstad, Director of the Office of Democracy and Governance, USAID Mission to Ukraine and Belarus

11:20 – 11:50 – Existing models for adjudicating war crimes cases

  • Dariusz Sielicki, PhD, former international judge of the Supreme Court of Kosovo, EU legal reform adviser in Somalia

11:50 – 12:50 – Transitional justice in war crime cases – lessons learnt in the Balkan

  • Mersudin Pružan, prosecutor of the Bosnia and Herzegovina Prosecutor’s Office, War Crime Division
  • Marijan Bitanga, PhD, judge of the High Specialized Criminal Court of Croatia
  • Anna Adamska – Gallant, PhD, former international judge of the Supreme Court of Kosovo

12:50 – 13:50 – International and hybrid courts as a tool of bringing justice

  • Martin Hackett, member of the ACA, former prosecutor of EULEX, and of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon
  • Michael Newton, Professor of the Practice of Law, Professor of the Practice of Political Science, Vanderbilt University Law School

13:50 – 14:20 – Challenges related to war crimes cases adjudication in Ukrainian courts

  • Yuriy Ponomarenko, Chairman of Criminal Law Department at the Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University

14:20 – 14:50 – Perspectives of setting up a special international tribunal to punish the crimes committed against Ukraine

  • Andriy Pasichnyk, Deputy Director of Ukraine’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ International Law Department

14:50 – 15:40 – Discussion on the applicability of various models of war crimes cases adjudication in Ukraine

15:40 – 16:00 – Closing remarks

Cosponsored by USAID, EU Project Pravo-Justice

International Legal Studies Program