Ukraine Justice Report
Ukraine Justice Report provides updated and in-depth coverage of judicial processes taking place across the country.
Years active: 2022-present
The Ukraine Voices project will strengthen the capacity of Ukrainian journalists to safely, effectively and professionally report from the frontlines, increasing audiences’ access to balanced and independent information.
As part of Ukraine Voices, IWPR is publishing the Ukraine Justice Report, providing updated and in-depth coverage of judicial processes taking place across the country. The objective is to increase national and international audiences’ access to fair, accurate and reliable independent information about justice processes connected to the ongoing invasion.
The entirety of Ukraine is a crime scene, and the vast scale of the violence will challenge national and international judicial processes for years to come. The Ukraine prosecutor’s office is investigating tens of thousands of cases, while the International Criminal Court has deployed investigators. Universal jurisdiction cases are also being developed to bring cases abroad.
The scale and complexity of judicial proceedings are creating a particular challenge for media, which will tend to focus on high points – such as the first and the last days of a trial – but neglect critical procedural aspects or detailed content, as well as the legal complexities, resource realities and other issues in actually establishing justice.
Ukraine Justice Report comprises a weekly newsletter summarising key justice issues ongoing, alongside dedicated analysis, reporting and interviews.
The publication will:
- Inform Ukrainian and international specialists, as well as the media and diplomatic community, about justice processes;
- Support and develop a network of expert Ukrainian justice reporters;
- Incubate a long-term information resource and archive on the effort to establish justice for Ukraine.
The Ukraine Justice Report is overseen by a Ukraine and UK team, and supports a range of Ukrainian contributors in its production, alongside critical social media outputs. Content is supported in English and Ukrainian.
The world has to show that responsibility for the crime of aggression is real, and not just theoretically provided for by the norms of international law.
Legislative solutions sought to help lift long-standing obstacles to pursuing the Russian government in national courts.
Ensuring accountability for war crimes committed during the Russian invasion hinges on the ability to ensure fair and independent trials.