Amidst the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict, Humanity in Action Senior Fellow Lena Kampf wrote an article for the Süddeutsche Zeitung news outlet focusing on what German investigators can do in Putin’s war.
According to the Süddeutsche Zeitung article, the German judiciary has already “initiated proceedings for concrete evidence of Russian war crimes.” The so-called “structural investigation” will likely be rather extensive, reviewing reports from non-governmental organizations, government declarations as well as international reporting. The process could eventually lead to personal investigations against individual Russian commanders or soldiers.
In the case of Syria, a similar procedure has led to charges and sentences against individual perpetrators. Finally, unlike in the Syrian case, the investigation is likely to be supported by the Ukrainian authorities as they are interested in clarifying the acts.
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