The Global initiative “Tribunal for Putin” invites to a closed online event “Kyiv region under the Russian army occupation: preliminary conclusions of human rights activists”
After the liberation of Vorzel, Bucha, Irpin, Gostomel, Katyuzhanka, Dmytrivka, Borodyanka, Motyzhyn and other towns in the Kyiv region, the international community was shocked by the systemic and large-scale nature of war crimes and crimes against humanity committed against civilians by occupiers.
Prior to the liberation of these territories, for several weeks human rights activists documented the testimonies of people who were lucky enough to escape from Russian-isolated settlements. And for more than a week now, mobile teams have been working on-site to directly investigate and gather information on extrajudicial killings, torture, rape, abductions and other crimes against civilians.
The Global Initiative “Tribunal for Putin” invites to a closed online event “Kyiv region under the occupation of the Russian army: preliminary conclusions of human rights activists”, which will take place on Thursday, 14 April 2022 at 11.00 am Kyiv time.
Human rights activists will present the results of the initiative, share preliminary conclusions, give the floor to victims of crimes committed by the Russian army and publish their recommendations to the state authorities of Ukraine, international organizations and foreign countries.
To participate in the event you need to register via the following link: https://forms.gle/q625ivBCCqaumo2x9 The working language is English.
Reference note: a global initiative “Breaking the Vicious Circle of Russia’s Impunity for Its War Crimes” (“Tribunal for Putin” in short) was launched in response to Russia’s full-scale aggression in February 2014. The participants of the initiative document the events that show signs of crimes under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes) in all regions of the country that were attacked. The initiative is actively working at the international level to use existing mechanisms in the UN, the Council of Europe, the OSCE, the EU and the International Criminal Court to stop the brutality of these violations.
The list of the initiative members is as follows: Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union, Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, Center for Civil Liberties, Truth Hounds, La Strada, Environment People Law, Ivano-Frankivsk Regional Organization “Moloda Prosvita”, Chuhuiv Human Rights Protection Group, Northern Human Rights Protection Group, Cherkasy Human Rights Protection Center, Kherson Regional Foundation for Compassion and Health, Kherson branch of the Committee of Voters of Ukraine, Territory of Success in Khmelnytskyi, Odesa regional branch of the Committee of Voters of Ukraine, NGO “MART” in Chernihiv, Educational Human Rights House Chernihiv, Podil Legal League, Human Rights Group “SICH” in Dnipro, “SIM” Legal and Political Research Center in Lviv, NGO “Bakhmat” and other organizations (the list is being updated). This initiative is joined by public receptions of the UHHRU in Kramatorsk, Toretsk, Mariupol, Pokrovsk, Chernivtsi, Сherkasy, Zaporizhzhia, Uzhhorod.