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CIArb reaffirms its condemnation of the illegal invasion of Ukraine

13 Apr 2022

Third comment on Ukraine

CIArb continues to stand with all those who oppose the Russian invasion of Ukraine and condemns the invasion in the strongest possible terms as a breach of international law, and we condemn the erosion of the rule of law, much like our previous statement.

As such, CIArb welcomes the UN decision to suspend Russia from the Human Rights Council, after a vote on Resolution A/RES/ES-11/3 had a two thirds majority in favour. Russia is the first permanent member of the UN Security Council to have its membership revoked from any UN body and only the second country to have its membership of the Human Rights Council suspended, (following from Libya in 2011). After the vote on Resolution A/RES/ES-11/3 took place, Russia withdrew its membership of the Council with immediate effect.

CIArb is gravely concerned about the mounting evidence of alleged war crimes and atrocities committed by Russian forces that appear to be in direct contravention of established international law, including in Bucha and other Ukrainian towns, where there have been civilian deaths and casualties.

CIArb supports both the International Criminal Court (ICC) investigation into the situation in Ukraine, and the International Court of Justice (ICJ) investigation on the allegations of Genocide under the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Ukraine v. Russian Federation). The ICC investigation is led by Karim Khan who trained as a CIArb Fellow.

Our thoughts remain with the people of the Ukraine and all those who stand with them, and with everyone around the world committed to upholding the rule of law.

Where to find related guidance and tracking of sanctions

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Sanctions by country (including EU)*

*Please note, the list was up to date at the time of publication, and CIArb is not monitoring this list on a daily basis.

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