Who can be held accountable and how?
This presentation addresses which international crimes are currently alleged in Ukraine as a result of Russia’s 2022 full-scale invasion, and who might be liable for such crimes, as well as current and prospective avenues being pursued to hold perpetrators accountable.
Federica D’Alessandra is the Deputy Director of the Institute for Ethics, Law, and Armed Conflict (ELAC), and founding Executive Director of the Oxford Programme on International Peace and Security at the Blavatnik School of Government. Prior to joining Oxford, Federica held various appointments at Harvard University, including at the Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government, and at the Harvard Law School, where she focused on mass atrocity response and prevention, transitional justice, national security, and human rights. Her current research spans a variety of pressing, contemporary issues on which she has published widely, including, among others: international aggression; judicial accountability for mass atrocities; new institutional developments in international justice; States’ legal duties in mass atrocities situations; the role of new actors and new technologies in atrocity crimes documentation; and the UN accountability turn.