2023 E-Learning Program on International Law and the Conflict in Ukraine
|Organizer||The Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights|
In 2022, Ukraine’s Ambassador to the United States observed that her country had made the “civilisational choice,” to put its faith in international law and international institutions. Indeed, international institutions have been engaged in various aspects of the Ukraine conflict to an unprecedented degree. This short course will explore some of the many ways in which international law and institutions have been asked to address elements of the conflict including State responsibility, accountability for human rights abuses, individual criminal accountability, and economic concerns. It will also ask whether international law and institutions have succeeded in Ukraine, by surveying the ongoing litigation at the ICJ, the ECtHR, and the work of the ICC, among other fora, and whether lessons learned in that conflict can translate into concrete action elsewhere. The course will be co-taught by leading international criminal justice scholars and practitioners, who will interact with students in a dynamic on-line educational experience.
The course targets:
- Recent graduates in Law, Political Science, International Relations, or related fields
- Young professionals and practitioners within the international legal/political field
but it is open to all those who might be interested to expand their knowledge in the topic targeted.
The course will be broadcast live on Zoom. The course material and other relevant resources will be available on an online platform. During the course and for one week after the broadcast, participants will have access to video recordings of all daily sessions.
Details on the program, fees and registration can be found on the course website.