Thomas Grant

Thomas D. Grant is an international lawyer based at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at Cambridge University, UK. He teaches and writes on a range of international law topics. He has acted as counsel or adviser to governments and private parties before various international courts and tribunals and served as policy adviser to two U.S. presidential campaigns.

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Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine: What does International Law Have to Say?

Apart from Iraq, no member State of the United Nations has done anything quite like it. First, in 2008 against Georgia, then on an ever widening stage since February 2014 against Ukraine, the Russian Federation has invaded a fellow member State and forcibly separated territory belonging to that country. No other state, not even Russia before the invasions, had made any claim to that territory.