As investigations continue collecting evidence of atrocity crimes committed in Ukraine, Ukrainian officials—both in the government and the Verkhovna Rada—have led the charge for establishing an international, treaty-based Special Tribunal for the Crime of Aggression. Such a tribunal would apply the definition of aggression that was established through the Rome Statute to hold Russian officials accountable for the war against Ukraine. But while the proposal has received support from multilateral organizations, including the European Parliament, no treaty has been promulgated to date.

The US Institute of Peace, the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center and the Ukrainian Embassy to the United States host a conversation on the creation of a Special Tribunal for the Crime of Aggression, featuring keynote remarks from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

Featuring remarks from

H. E. Volodymyr Zelenskyy
President of Ukraine

Welcome remarks

Lise Grande
President and CEO
US Institute of Peace

The Hon. Bill Keating
US Representative (D-MA)
US House of Representatives

Ambassador Oksana Markarova
Embassy of Ukraine to the United States

Andrii Smyrnov
Deputy Head, Office of the President of Ukraine

The Hon. Joe Wilson
US Representative (R-SC)
US House of Representatives

Andriy Yermak
Head, Office of the President of Ukraine

A conversation with

Oleksandra Drik
International Cooperation Coordinator
Center for Civil Liberties

Ambassador Anton Korynevych
Ambassador-at-Large
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine

Ambassador David J. Scheffer
Senior Fellow
Council on Foreign Relations

Lesia Zaburanna
Chair, Subcommittee on Public Expenditures
Parliament of Ukraine

Moderated by

Ambassador William B. Taylor
Vice President, Russian and Europe Center
US Institute of Peace

Closing remarks


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