The war in Ukraine, the evolution of international criminal law and the crumbling of the rule of law in RussiaNuotio, Kimmo
Defensor Legis 1,5/2022 s. 312–322
It should be clear to everyone that Russia’s actions since February 2022 constitute a crime of aggression within the meaning of international law and the Charter of the United Nations. Russia has actually not even tried to justify its attack, except for some vague claims about a genocide against Russian speakers in eastern Ukraine. It should first be pointed out that Russian courts are unlikely to systematically come after Russian leaders for any war crimes and crimes against humanity that they may have committed, unless there is first a clear change of power.
The article deals with the evolution of international criminal law and its meaning, and the crumbling of the rule of law in Russia.