An Independent legal analysis of the Russian Federation’s Breaches of the Genocide Convention in Ukraine and the Duty to Prevent

2022-05-07 | Expert publications

New Lines Institute For Strategy and Policy together with the Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights published a report that comprises an independent inquiry into whether the Russian Federation bears State responsibility for breaches of the Genocide Convention in its invasion of Ukraine.

According to the report, there are reasonable grounds to conclude Russia is responsible for (i) direct and public incitement to commit genocide, and (ii) a pattern of atrocities from which an inference of intent to destroy the Ukrainian national group in part can be drawn.

Moreover, there is a serious risk of genocide in Ukraine, triggering the legal obligation of all States to prevent genocide.

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