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A New Court to Prosecute Russia’s Illegal War?

Russia’s all-out invasion of Ukraine has prompted discussion of how to hold top Kremlin officials accountable for this flagrant violation of international law.

  • In this Q&A, Crisis Group examines the pros and cons of three main options that have been broached to date.

What is happening?

Soon after Russia launched its unlawful, full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, international lawyersformer government officialsscholars and others began advocating for the establishment of a new tribunal to prosecute the Russian leadership for the crime of aggression.

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