War crimes committed during the armed conflict in Ukraine : what should the ICC focus on ?
The use of force against Ukraine and international law : jus ad bellum, jus in bello, jus post bellum
The Hague : Asser Press, 2018
Bibliographie : p. 406-407
This chapter deals with the qualification of war crimes as pertains to the armed conflict in Ukraine. Its main aim is to consider the relevant IHL norms and apply them to the alleged acts. This is instrumental in a proper determination of what criteria could be helpful for the ICC in ensuring the criminal responsibility of those who committed – and continue to commit, the horrible acts on both sides of the conflict. Eventually, the chapter will argue that adjudicating war crimes committed in Ukraine by all parties at the ICC level represents an imperative task if the claimed purpose of international criminal law to bring the perpetrators of international crimes to justice is viable at all.