Ilya Nuzov


Ilya Nuzov is the Head of Eastern Europe and Central Asia Desk for the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH). Previously, he was Legal Advisor at the International Center for Transitional Justice and before that, Teaching Assistant and Researcher at the Geneva Academy of IHL and Human Rights, where he also earned his LLM. He is a lawyer admitted to the New York bar. All views are the author's own, and do not correspond to that of the FIDH.

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Mercenary or Combatant? Ukraine’s International Legion of Territorial Defense under International Humanitarian Law

On the fourth day after Russia’s February 24 armed attack and invasion of Ukraine, President Zelensky made a call for foreigners wishing to defend Ukraine to join the International Legion of Territorial Defense (ILTG), inviting individuals to contact foreign diplomatic missions of Ukraine in their respective countries (you could sign up here). Hundreds of American,…

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Two Wrongs Don’t Make a Right: Ukraine Retaliates for Savchenko in Violation of IHL

In our post concerning Ukrainian military pilot Nadiya Savchenko, which can be found here, Anne Quintin and I addressed the International Humanitarian Law (IHL) implications of Russia’s detention and prosecution of the officer, whose ongoing murder trial is postponed pending the outcome of a change of venue motion by the defence. Meanwhile, Ukraine has thrown a judicial…

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