Gathering information on violations of international humanitarian law and other atrocities committed in Ukraine since 24 February 2022
On 19 May, 2022, the Project Sunflowers organized the webinar on Gathering information on violations of international humanitarian law and other atrocities committed in Ukraine since 24 February 2022. It was dedicated to Ukrainian lawyers, especially these who are staying in Poland. The speaker was Anna Adamska-Gallant, Ph.D., former international judge in Kosovo, head of the Judiciary Component of EU Pravo Justice in Ukraine. Introduction was given by Mykhaylo Shepitko, Professor of Criminal Law Department at the Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University, and Oksana Senatorova, Ph.D., a founder and Director of the NGO “Centre for International Humanitarian Law and Transitional Justice” (CIHLTJ), Associate Professor of the International Law Department at Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University. Anna Adamska–Gallant underlined importance of collecting information on atrocities committed during the war from its very early stage. She referred to her experience from the Balkans, where a significant part of investigation in war crime cases was launched based on reports produced by activists of non – governmental organizations. At the same time, vast amount of these reports, while presented general information about the events, did not contain sufficient details and contact data of potential witnesses. As a result, it was not possible to conduct criminal proceedings which would allow for perpetrators to be held accountable for committed crimes. Therefore, a quality of such reports is essential to deliver justice. Prof. Mykhaylo Shepitko and Oksana Senatorova, Ph.D. stressed importance of development of standardized approach and methodology of collecting information, as well as of providing proper trainings.
The webinar was conducted in Ukrainian. The webinar was not recorded.