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Seizure of Russian assets in Ukraine: in search of balance

As of now, it makes no sense to calculate the exact cost of damages inflicted by the aggression of the Russian Federation: every day brings millions, and sometimes even dozens of millions of dollars in material damages, along with non-material losses that cannot yet be accurately measured. It also makes no sense to rely on voluntary compensation from the Russian Federation. Therefore, under these circumstances, the only realistic source of funding to compensate Ukraine for the damage caused by aggression is frozen Russian assets. Over the last year and a half, the subject of their confiscation has been widely discussed, but progress has been more than modest.

Released on Apr 15, 2024

Beyond the election: Putin’s Russia and the rule of law

Implications of a fifth term

Released on Apr 9, 2024

The Great Repression

As President Vladimir Putin is re-elected for a fifth term, Global Insight examines what’s kept him in power and what the vote means for the rule of law, and for Ukraine.

Released on Mar 18, 2024

Ukraine, Middle East and the ICC

An interview with Prosecutor Karim Khan KC

Released on Mar 14, 2024

Russia: presidential election throws country’s rule of law crisis into sharp relief

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s state-of-the-nation address on 29 February began punchily. After the usual justifications for Russia’s ‘special military operation’ in Ukraine, he warned the US against entering an ‘arms race’ and said Western powers risked provoking a nuclear war if they sent troops to Ukraine.

Released on Mar 12, 2024

The Russian assault on Ukraine’s heritage

In this article, written exclusively for Global Insight, Ukraine’s Prosecutor General describes the destruction and looting of Ukrainian cultural property by Russian troops, and elaborates on the implications for international law.

Released on Feb 28, 2024

Silencing dissent

Evgenia Kara-Murza on the price of opposing the Russian regime

Released on Feb 22, 2024

Ukraine: Lawmakers express frustration over frozen Russian assets

Released on Feb 21, 2024

Compensating Ukraine

In this Global Insight exclusive, Iryna Mudra, Ukraine's Deputy Minister of Justice, outlines recent strides in creating an international mechanism to compensate the nation for the aftermath of Russia's invasion.

Released on Jan 22, 2024

Cyberattacks as war crimes

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has shown the potential for very serious consequences from cyberattacks on energy providers and emergency services.

Released on Jan 10, 2024

Cryptocurrencies: jurisdictions remain open for business despite crypto collapses

Despite a series of major collapses across the cryptocurrency sector, some countries are still prepared to encourage crypto players to their jurisdictions.

Released on Dec 1, 2023

Rule of law: arrest of Navalny’s lawyers indicates further deterioration in Russia

The arrest of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s lawyers in mid-October signals a new phase in the fight to silence and isolate him, according to supporters.

Released on Nov 28, 2023

A conversation with Andriy Kostin, Prosecutor General of Ukraine

Andriy Kostin, Ukraine's Prosecutor General, talks to IBA Executive Director Mark Ellis about the global legal repercussions of Russia's invasion and the challenges in prosecuting aggression and Russian war crimes.

Released on Nov 23, 2023

Interview with Karim Khan KC, Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court

James Lewis speaks to Karim Khan KC, who has been Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court (ICC) since 2021, about the challenges facing the Court, his areas of focus and the ICC’s work in jurisdictions such as the Middle East and Ukraine.

Released on Nov 20, 2023

Food insecurity worsens post-pandemic

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) latest global assessment of food security and nutrition, published in October, estimates that between 691 million and 783 million people globally faced hunger in 2022.

Released on Nov 16, 2023

Expanding BRICS bloc poised to challenge the international order

Argentina, Egypt, Ethiopia, Iran, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are set to join the BRICS geopolitical bloc from the start of 2024, the largest such expansion and the first in 13 years.

Released on Nov 6, 2023

Of jailers and torturers

In this article, written exclusively for Global Insight, Ukraine’s Prosecutor General describes the systemic and widespread practice of the Russian occupiers unlawfully detaining Ukrainian civilians in torturous conditions, and elaborates on the implications for international human rights law, international humanitarian law and international criminal law.

Released on Oct 3, 2023

Food security: Russia’s withdrawal from grain deal could push 100 million people into hunger

The Russian Federation’s withdrawal from the Black Sea Grain Initiative with Ukraine, announced in mid-July, represents a major setback for global food security.

Released on Aug 22, 2023

Ukraine: due process essential as international community turns attention to country’s recovery

In June, the UK and Ukraine co-hosted the Ukraine Recovery Conference (URC), which explored two crucial issues for Ukraine – accountability for those who have committed atrocities and compensation for damage from the Russian invasion.

Released on Aug 10, 2023

Plunging into darkness - Russia’s indiscriminate attacks on Ukraine’s infrastructure

In this article, written exclusively for Global Insight, Ukraine’s Prosecutor General explains how Russia’s indiscriminate attacks on Ukraine’s infrastructure violate international law.

Released on Jul 31, 2023

NATO membership applications highlight tension between consensus system and rule of law

All decisions made by NATO are resolved by consensus, without voting: discussion and consultation continue until a conclusion acceptable to every member state is reached.

Released on Jun 7, 2023

Ukraine’s stolen generation

In this article, written exclusively for Global Insight, Ukraine’s Prosecutor General explains how Russia’s systematic abduction and deportation of Ukrainian children violates international law.

Released on May 24, 2023

How Russia’s aggression is revitalising international criminal justice

As the invasion of Ukraine moves into its second year, Global Insight assesses how Putin’s blatant violation of international norms is refocusing global attention on ways of achieving justice and accountability for the worst crimes.

Released on May 22, 2023

South Africa, the ICC and President Putin

South Africa is set to host the BRICS conference in August and has been presented with a dilemma: what to do if the Russian President Vladimir Putin attends. The ICC has issued a warrant of arrest against Putin, who is accused of kidnapping Ukrainian children and transporting them to Russia

Released on May 5, 2023

Comment and analysis: Why the world needs a tribunal to try the Russian leadership for the crime of aggression

There is no existing international mechanism that can try Russia’s top political and military leadership for the crime of aggression against Ukraine - so the international community must create one.

Released on Mar 8, 2023

Ukraine and the energy markets

The war has had a major impact on oil and gas supplies. Global Insight assesses the implications.

Released on Feb 1, 2023

Putin’s Russia: hope in the darkest of times

Evgenia Kara-Murza is the wife of Russian opposition leader Vladimir Kara-Murza, who is currently imprisoned in Russia on charges of treason. In this interview with James Lewis, IBA Director of Content, she discusses her husband’s and her own activism, the media in Russia, the repressive Putin regime, and how she maintains hope in the darkest of times.

Released on Jan 18, 2023

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: UN adopts resolution calling for war reparations

On 14 November, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution calling on Russia to pay war reparations in the latest addition to intensifying efforts being made by multilateral institutions to hold the Putin regime to account for its ongoing aggression in Ukraine.

Released on Dec 16, 2022

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: Diplomatic solutions considered to bring conflict to an end

In early November, as Moscow announced its retreat from the Ukrainian city of Kherson, General Mark Milley, the Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff General, saw an opportunity for negotiations.

Released on Dec 15, 2022

The world must not turn a blind eye to genocidal intent

In this article, written exclusively for Global Insight, Ukraine’s Prosecutor General explains why what the world is witnessing in Ukraine should be treated as genocide.

Released on Dec 5, 2022