“The Crisis in Ukraine: Its Legal Dimensions” Report Released

New York – A team of international lawyers has just released its Report, “Crisis in Ukraine: Its Legal Dimensions” and recommendations on the ongoing crisis and armed conflict in Ukraine. Prepared for Razom, a Ukrainian-American human rights organization, this team of highly trained international lawyers has outlined legal conclusions on Eastern Ukraine; the annexation of Crimea; the Budapest Memorandum on international security guarantees; and the human rights and humanitarian law at issue.


The international team prepared their Report as pro bono service while studying at NYU School of Law. The well-documented 76-page Report covers all the critical legal aspects of the conflict. Ivanna Bilych, Razom General Counsel, said, “This is a must-read Report for policymakers. It spells out, in one place, the law you need to know to understand the crisis.” Lidiya Dukhovich, Esq., Director of the Institute of Modern Russia, added, “Armed conflict between Russia and Ukraine is a tragedy. The Report explains the legal stakes, but no Report can explain adequately the terrifying human stakes for both Russia and Ukraine.”


The detailed Report, with exhaustive citations, covers the right of secession; crimes of aggression; critical energy security issues; sanctions imposed to date; and military law.


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