Law enforcement officers had so far exhumed 146 bodies, including those of two children, at a mass burial site in Izyum, local officials said on September 19.
Law enforcement officers had so far exhumed 146 bodies, including those of two children, at a mass burial site in Izyum, local officials said on September 19. © Stas Yurchenko/Graty Media

Ukraine Justice Report - Issue 8

20 September 2022

IWPR's Frontline Updates – unique insights from our network of local reporters and updates from our programmes.

IWPR’s weekly Ukraine Justice Report provides an overview of key events and links to essential reading from Ukrainian and international reports alongside dedicated IWPR reporting and analysis.

Rescue workers and forensic police exhume bodies from unidentified makeshift graves at the Pishanske cemetery on September 19, 2022 in Izium, Ukraine. The bodies will be examined by forensic officials for possible war crimes. Izium was recently liberated from Russian occupation after six months. Approximately 440 bodies are buried at the cemetery, so far 161 bodies have been exhumed, taken to the morgue in Kharkiv.
Rescue workers and forensic police exhume bodies from unidentified makeshift graves at the Pishanske cemetery on September 19, 2022 in Izium, Ukraine. The bodies will be examined by forensic officials for possible war crimes. Izium was recently liberated from Russian occupation after six months. Approximately 440 bodies are buried at the cemetery, so far 161 bodies have been exhumed, taken to the morgue in Kharkiv. © Paula Bronstein/Getty Images
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UKRAINE JUSTICE BRIEFING

Tuesday, 20 September ‘22

This week’s overview of key events and links to essential reading.

•  War Crimes Investigations in the Kharkiv Region
•  Exhumation of Bodies in Izyum
•  Torture by Russian Troops Documented
•  Police Help Document War Crimes in the Kharkiv Region

Rescue and forensic police examine bodies from unidentified makeshift graves at the Pishanske cemetery on September 19, 2022 in Izium, Ukraine. The bodies will be examined by forensic officials for possible war crimes. Izium was recently liberated from Russian occupation after six months. Approximately 440 bodies are buried at the cemetery, so far 161 bodies have been exhumed, taken to the morgue in Kharkiv.
Rescue and forensic police examine bodies from unidentified makeshift graves at the Pishanske cemetery on September 19, 2022 in Izium, Ukraine. The bodies will be examined by forensic officials for possible war crimes. Izium was recently liberated from Russian occupation after six months. Approximately 440 bodies are buried at the cemetery, so far 161 bodies have been exhumed, taken to the morgue in Kharkiv. © Paula Bronstein/Getty Images

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