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Invitation | Security and Human Rights: Special Issue on the War in Ukraine

15 May 2024

The Netherlands Helsinki Committee and the T.M.C Asser Institute are honoured to extend an invitation to join us at the launch of the Security and Human Rights Journal’s special issue titled “The War in Ukraine and Its Long-Term Consequences for Security and Human Rights”.

Join us on 28 May 2024 at the Nutshuis in The Hague (Riviervismarkt 5), from 1700-1900, for an evening of reflections, insightful discussions and networking. Click here to register.

This special issue marks a new direction for the long-standing publication (dubbed the ‘Helsinki Monitor’ until 2008, and published with Brill Academic Publishers until 2022), as it will form part of the first fully self-published volume of the Journal. The special issue delves into the enduring ramifications of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, offering critical insights into its impact on global geopolitics and cooperative security within the region.

Following an introduction from Christophe Paulussen, Acting Chair of the Executive Board and Academic Director at the T.M.C. Asser Institute, Security and Human Rights Monitor’s Editor-in-Chief, as well as co-editor of the Special Issue, we will hear from several contributors to the special issue:

  • Walter Kemp, Director of Strategy at the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime and Senior Strategy Adviser at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, as well as editor of the journal Security and Human Rights and author of the book Security through Cooperation. Walter will discuss his contribution entitled “Crisis and Opportunity for the OSCE”.
  • Onysiia Syniuk, legal analyst at the Center for Human Rights ZMINA, a Ukrainian NGO working with human rights and war crimes documentation within the “Ukraine. 5 AM Coalition”, specializing in international humanitarian and criminal law. Onysiia’s contribution, “Rapidly approaching deadline: Bringing back Ukrainians deported to Russia” (publication pending), looks at the challenge of Ukrainians who have been deported to Russia and how to bring them back.
  • Victoria Kerr, Associate Fellow at the T.M.C Asser Institute and Consultant Legal Officer at REDRESS, working primarily on Ukraine-focused projects supporting Ukrainian criminal justice actors in investigating, prosecuting and seeking remedies for international crimes, and pursuing financial accountability with a view to reparation for victims of the conflict. Together with Nader Nadery, Victoria co-authored an article on “The Road to Justice: Lessons for Ukraine from the USSR Invasion of Afghanistan”.

The panel will provide further depth and analysis on the themes explored within the journal issue.

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