Denying prisoner of war status to fighters in Ukraine on the grounds that they are ‘mercenaries’ violates international law.
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Katya Savchencko survived several days of the brutal and murderous Russian occupation of Bucha before escaping by train with her sister. She joined Benjamin Wittes on #LiveFromUkraine.
Summer 2022 Supplement for 'Bradley, Deeks, & Goldsmith, Foreign Relations Law: Cases and Materials' (7th ed. 2020)
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When a Russian missile recently struck a TV tower in Kyiv, near Babyn Yar, the site of Nazi mass murders during the Holocaust, some saw the attack as a potent symbol of the tragic occurrence of violence in Ukraine. To talk through the historical significance of the attack, Lawfare Managing Editor Tyler McBrien sat down with Maksym Rokmaniko, an architect, designer, entrepreneur, and director at the Center for Spatial Technologies in Kyiv, and Linda Kinstler, a PhD candidate in the rhetoric department at UC Berkeley.
The Russian military's prioritization of dramatic public displays over exercises that simulate combat have left it ill-prepared for the war in Ukraine. But U.S. security force assistance programs often incentivize similar, superficial demonstrations.
Recent reporting indicates that Russia is purportedly employing civilian merchant vessels to serve as naval auxiliaries and supply logistics to its military operations in Ukraine.
Anastasiia Bakulina is the founder and CEO of Svidomi Media, a Ukrainian news source distributed through Twitter and Telegram. She joins Benjamin Wittes Friday at 2:00 pm Eastern time on #LiveFromUkraine.
In this post, we provide a road map to the core legal issues that U.S. policymakers need to consider as they weigh whether and how to move forward with seizing any frozen Russia-related assets.