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Arresting “Mother Russia”: Female Defendants and Gender(ed) Justice in International Criminal Tribunals

With news breaking that the ICC has publicly issued its first two arrest warrants in relation to the Situation in Ukraine, much discussion has focused on the likelihood (or lack thereof) of Russian President Vladimir Putin being surrendered to the Court, the potential strategy behind the selection of charges, the issue of immunities, and the potential for a deferral request under Article 16 of the Rome Statute. However, the arrest warrants are notable for another reason. Ms Maria Lvova-Belova, the Russian Commissioner for Children’s Rights, is now the second woman to be the subject of an arrest warrant at the ICC. The arrest warrant charges Ms Lvova-Belova with committing the war crimes of unlawful deportation of population and of unlawful transfer of population (Articles 8(2)(a)(vii) and 8(2)(b)(viii)), directly, jointly with others and/or through others (Article 25(3)(a)). The charges relate to the alleged Russian policy of removing Ukrainian children from orphanages and care homes and putting them up for…

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Two Weeks in Review, 13 March – 26 March

In their post, 'What’s at Stake in the Abortion Case Before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights?', Alicia Ely Yamin and Sabrina Ochoa explore the criminalization of abortion…

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EJIL: The Podcast! Episode 19 – “From Russia With War: Part Deux”

In this episode Marko Milanovic, Dapo Akande and Philippa Webb are joined by Oona Hathaway (Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law at Yale Law School) to discuss big legal issues arising from the Russian invasion of Ukraine, one year on.

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The ICC Arrest Warrants against Vladimir Putin and Maria Lvova-Belova – An Outline of Issues

On 17 March 2023, Pre-Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or “the Court”) issued arrest warrants for Vladimir Putin and Maria Lvova-Belova. Putin is the President of the Russian Federation. Lvova-Belova is the Commissioner for Children’s Rights in the Office of the President. The crimes alleged concern deportation and transfer of children…

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The International Criminal Court goes all-in: What now?

The bombshell announcement on 17 March 2023 of ICC arrest warrants against Russian President Putin and his Children’s Rights Ombudswoman Lvova-Belova put an end to one-year long speculations about the first cases to be brought before the ICC in relation to Ukraine. Pre-Trial Chamber II (PTC II) found reasonable grounds to believe they committed war…

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