Repository of Documents Relevant to the Situation in Ukraine

1. Domestic Criminal Law

Ukrainian Criminal Code

Article 437 Planning, Preparation and Waging of an Aggressive War

(1) Planning, preparation or waging of an aggressive war or armed conflict, or conspiring for any such purposes shall be punishable by imprisonment for a term of seven to twelve years.

(2) Conducting an aggressive war or aggressive military operations shall be punishable by imprisonment for a term of ten to fifteen years.

For an interpretation of the Ukrainian provision in English, see

Sergey Sayapin, The Yanukovych Trial in Ukraine: A Revival of the Crime of Aggression?, Israel Yearbook on Human Rights, Volume 50 (2020), 63-79

Sergey Sayapin, A Curious Aggression Trial in Ukraine: Some Reflections on the Alexandrov and Yerofeyev Case, Journal of International Criminal Justice, Volume 16 (2018), 1093-1104

Russian Criminal Code

Article 353 Planning, Preparation, Unleashing or Waging of Aggressive War

(1) Planning, preparation or unleashing of an aggressive war shall be punished by deprivation of freedom for a term of seven to fifteen years.

(2) Waging of aggressive war shall be punished by deprivation of freedom for
a term of ten to twenty years.

2. Reactions by the International Community

UN Security Council

Draft Resolution of 25 February 2022, vetoed by the Russian Federation

UN General Assembly 

Resolution of 2 March 2022, adopted by majority vote

Resolution of 24 March 2022, adopted by majority vote

European Union

Statement by President of the European Commission von der Leyen of 27 February 2022

Overview of the measures taken by the European Union

Council of Europe

Decision of 24 February 2022

NATO

Statement of 24 March 2022 by NATO Heads of State and Government

3. Court Decisions

European Court of Human Rights

Ukraine v. Russia (X), Interim Measures of 1 March 2022

International Court of Justice

Allegations of Genocide under the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Ukraine v. Russian Federation), Order of 16 March 2022

4. Other Reactions

Statement of the President of the International Law Association American Branch, 22 February 2022

Statement of the President of the American Society of International Law, 23 February 2022

Statement of the Global Institute for the Prevention of Aggression, 24 February 2022

Statement of Members of the International Law Association Committee on the Use of Force, 4 March 2022

 

Caveat: While GIPA posts this page as a way of sharing resources, this accumulation of resources should not be taken as any indication that GIPA does not believe all acts of aggression warrant similar scrutiny.