Ukraine, Russia, and the Rule of Law: A Lawyer’s View from Inside Ukraine

The global view is simple: more than one year ago Russia brutally violated international law, treaties, and obligations by forcibly invading her neighbor and ‘brother country’ Ukraine. There is no doubt that Russia planned this violation in advance, as Russian President Vladimir Putin recently confirmed. The world has watched and debated what to do about this blatant disrespect for the rule of law by a civilized nation. Men, women, and children have died and cities have been destroyed while the debate continues.

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