Prosecuting war crimes

Emily Parkin

Vladimir Putin. Contributor/Getty Images History shows that it’s difficult to hold war criminals accountable. Will Vladimir Putin and his army ever face justice? Here’s everything you need to know: What constitutes a war crime? War crimes are serious violations of the international laws of war against either combatants or civilians […]

Prosecuting war crimes | The Week

Emily Parkin

byThe Week Staff May 8, 2022 May 8, 2022 History shows that it’s difficult to hold war criminals accountable. Will Vladimir Putin and his army ever face justice? Here’s everything you need to know:  What constitutes a war crime? War crimes are serious violations of the international laws of war […]

Ukraine war speeds up US cyber agenda

Emily Parkin

The war in Ukraine has pushed the United States to expedite its investment in cybersecurity amid constant — though so far unrealized — warnings of Russian cyberattacks on government agencies, election systems and critical infrastructure.  Following the invasion of Ukraine, federal agencies have invested millions in cyber technology, seized and […]

War Crimes and Genocide in Ukraine – JURIST – Commentary

Emily Parkin

Christy Shucksmith-Wesley, associate professor and senior tutor at the University of Nottingham School of Law, considers the possibility of proceedings on violations of international humanitarian law in Ukraine… After the Second World War, the International Committee of the Red Cross created new treaties to constrain the methods and means of […]

War Crimes History: Will Russia Be Brought To Justice?

Emily Parkin

The war in Ukraine has turned very dark in ways few of us expected. Credible reports are pouring in of abuse of civilians, including torture, rape, looting, and executions (which Russia denies). Unlike many recent hostilities, the Russian invasion of Ukraine has been accompanied by Vladimir Putin’s official declaration of […]

What Is a War Crime? Here’s the History to Know

Emily Parkin

As Russian forces have withdrawn from areas near Kyiv in recent days, photographs from those areas have shocked a world that was already aghast at the invasion of Ukraine. Images emerged of hundreds of bodies in mass graves and in the middle of the streets—some with hands bound—in Bucha, a […]

What Is War Crimes Trial? Can Putin Be Held Accountable?

Emily Parkin

Russia was recently suspended from the United Nations human rights body as evidence emerged of war crimes perpetrated by Russian forces in Ukraine. The United Nations Human Rights Council’s decision was based on what it called “gross and systematic violations and abuses of human rights” in Russia’s war of aggression. […]

What Is a War Crime?

Emily Parkin

For nearly as long as there has been war, attempts have been made to govern its conduct. However, it took until the 20th century for the legal concept of a “war crime” to come into being. Thanks to an array of multilateral treaties, most notably the Geneva Conventions, military and […]