On May 17-18, 2019, the Truth Hounds held an international conference “International Criminal Justice Cascade: From the ICC to the National Courts and Back” at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy.
The conference was a vivid example of the harmonic combination of theory, presented by leading scientists of Ukraine and Europe, and of practices, presented by International Criminal Court representatives, by the human rights movements and international criminal law science, by discussions on the hybrid war, legal issues and effectiveness of international procedures. Discussions at the conference were organized into the following panels:
hybrid war, lawfare and international criminal law
interaction of national and international jurisdictions: challenges and opportunities
teaching international criminal law: what to focus on?
standards for documenting international crimes: how to apply in practice?
the principle of complementarity as the basis of the ISS.
For Truth Hounds this conference became an important starting point in the implementation of the “Human Rights and Justice” initiative within the framework of the UNDP project “Civil Society for the Development of Democracy and Human Rights in Ukraine” with the financial assistance of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark and the International Renaissance Foundation’s program “Fighting impunity for massive human rights violations and other international crimes committed in an armed conflict”