Attorney General the Rt Hon Victoria Prentis KC MP, former Ambassador Simon Smith CMG, Andriy Kostin Prosecutor General of the Ukraine and President of the Supreme Court, Stanislav Kravchenko formed the distinguished panel for the 5th Slynn Foundation Open Forum chaired by the Rt Hon Sir Stephen Irwin, chairman of the Slynn Foundation at Gresham College Barnard's Inn Hall last night.
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We would like to thank Joshua Rozenberg for his coverage of the event. We have included below an English version of the remarks of Justice Kravchenko at the end of this article.
Putin on trial for aggression?
Ukraine’s prosecutor calls on states to create new tribunal
JOSHUA ROZENBERG 27 JUN 2023
Ukraine’s senior prosecutor Andriy Kostin said last night that the Russia’s invasion 16 months ago was not merely Ukraine’s war: it was “a global war that is putting international peace and security at risk”.
The prosecutor general disclosed that an international centre for the prosecution of the crime of aggression would be launched next week in The Hague.
Kostin hoped that this would close an “accountability gap”; Ukraine was well aware that, at present, Russia’s leaders could not be prosecuted for what he described as the leadership crime. Establishing “an ad hoc special international tribunal represents the most legitimate solution and response towards Russia’s impunity”, he added. read the full article here
(L-R) Victoria Prentis KC MP, Sir Stephen Irwin, Simon Smith CMG, Andriy Kostin
Justice Stanislav Kravchenko, President of the Supreme Court of the Ukraine