Kateryna Busol


Kateryna Busol (@KaterynaBusol) is a Ukrainian lawyer specializing in international humanitarian, criminal law, transitional justice, gender and cultural heritage. She is a Senior Lecturer at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Ukraine; a fellow of the Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies, Germany; and an Academy Associate at Chatham House, the UK. Kateryna has worked on different issues of accountability and transitional justice related to the Russia-Ukraine armed conflict with UN Women, Global Survivors Fund, Global Rights Compliance as well as Ukrainian NGOs such as the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union, Media Initiative for Human Rights and Truth Hounds. She has also been a Visiting Professional at the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. Kateryna is the founder of the #InternationalLawTalks and a Board member of the Cambridge Society of Ukraine, which enhances educational opportunities for Ukrainian children.

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If Ukraine’s Fate Is not a Menu à La Carte, then Ukrainian Voices Must Be Heard

Russian President Putin’s announcement of the “special military operation” against my native Ukraine coincided with my reading of Soviet Judgment at Nuremberg by Francine Hirsch. And while some are still wondering how Russia is so blatantly abusing the legal regime prohibiting the use of force, which the Soviet Union helped establish, Ukrainians have hardly been caught…

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Russia’s Aggression against Ukraine and the Idealised Symbolism of Nuremberg

The Nuremberg International Military Tribunal (IMT) has a very strong symbolic standing for all post-Soviet nations and especially for Russia. Nuances, complexities and shortcomings are inherent to the IMT legacy. However, in Ukraine, Russia and the wider region, a Nuremberg reference will almost always have the connotation of paramount justice and the victory of the ultimate good…

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