OSCE Releases Report Finding Crimes Committed by Russian Military During Aggression Against Ukraine

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Friday, April 22, 2022
Michael Plachta

On March 3, 2022  following consultation with Ukraine, 45 OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe) participating States invoked  the Moscow Mechanism in order to “address the human rights and humanitarian impacts of the Russian Federation’s invasion and acts of war, supported by Belarus, on the people of Ukraine, within Ukraine’s internationally recognized borders and territorial waters.”[1]

* Professor Plachta specializes in criminal law and international criminal law. He has authored numerous publication on a wide range of problems concerning law enforcement and international cooperation in criminal matters. He currently teaches criminal law and European criminal law at the University of Security in Poznan, Poland.

[1] https://www.osce.org/odihr/513973.