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Experts to discuss implications of ICC report, UN resolution on Crimea

How can Ukraine use, for legal and political purposes, the findings of The Hague Court and the UN resolution to restore sovereignty over Crimea?

On 22 November, Tuesday, at 11:00 Gorshenin Institute will organize and host a round-table conference entitled "Legal and political consequences of the findings of the International Criminal Court and the UN resolution on Crimea ".

Issues for discussion:

  1. What legal consequences can The Hague findings that the situation in occupied Crimea amounts to an international armed conflict between Ukraine and Russia as the aggressor country have for Russia?
  2. What does Russia's withdrawal from the International Criminal Court mean? What are the legal implications? How does this affect the feasibility of ratification of the Rome Statute by Ukraine?
  3. What will the legal consequences be for Russia after the adoption by the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly of the resolution on human rights abuses in Crimea by the Russian occupation authorities?
  4. How can Ukraine use, for legal and political purposes, the findings of The Hague Court and the UN resolution to restore sovereignty over Crimea?
  5. Does the UN vote by China, India, Belarus, Kazakhstan and other countries against the resolution on Russia's occupation of Crimea mean that these countries do not recognize Ukraine's sovereignty over the peninsula? Should Ukraine respond to this vote? How and on what level?
  6. What other steps can Ukraine take to prevent attempts to recognize Crimea as Russia's territory?

Participants in the roundtable:

  • Maryna Stavniychuk, PhD in law, member of the Venice Commission, 2007-2013;
  • Anton Korinevych, PhD in law, Associate Professor of International Law Department, Institute of International Relations of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv;
  • Vitaliy Kulyk, political scientist, Director the Centre for Civil Society Studies.

The organizer of the roundtable is Gorshenin Institute.

Contacts for media accreditation: (044) 230 49 62

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The address of Gorshenin Institute: Kyiv, 18b Mala Zhytomyrska St., (entrance through the arch from Mykhaylivskyy Lane).