Truth Hounds (hereinafter – TH) is Truth Hounds is a team of human rights specialists that has been documenting and investigating international crimes in situations of armed conflict since 2014. The TH team’s experience extends to more than 200 documentation missions on the ground accompanied by analytical work intended to identify individuals suspected of serious human rights violations and to establish links between incidents and suspects.
In addition to Ukraine, TH documents international crimes and other human rights violations in other countries of the Eurasian region. Over the past nine years, TH has sent documentation missions to Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan or consulted civil society organizations on the documentation of human rights violations.
During this period, TH has made numerous submissions to the International Criminal Court, and provided analytical reports to domestic investigative bodies, including the General Prosecutor’s Office of Ukraine, international organizations and think tanks.
In August 2022, Truth Hounds, together with Civitas Maxima, sent a submission to the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland regarding the attack on Mr. Guillaume Briquet, a Swiss journalist who was attacked by Russian forces in March 2022 near Vodiano-Loryne, Mykolaiv Oblast.
In March 2023, it became known that the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland had opened an investigation into this attack.
We managed to find convincing arguments that this attack can be considered as a war crime. We also identified the Russian unit most likely responsible for this attack.