ZOOM-webinar: “2021: Human Rights in Review”. The Interplay of the Russia-Ukraine Armed Conflict with the Larger Crucial Regional and International Developments

21December 2021

Time and place: 16:00-17:30 EET.

The webinar will look into the interplay of the Russia-Ukraine armed conflict with the larger crucial regional and international developments such as the refugee manipulations at the Belarus-Polish border, the Poland-EU divide, the creeping encroachment on human rights organisations in Russia, the change of leadership in Germany, the resurrection of the Taliban and Russia’s engagement with them and the policies of President Biden’s Administration and post-Brexit Britain towards Ukraine and Russia.



Ms Oleksandra Matviichuk, Head of the Board of the Ukrainian human rights NGO Centre for Civil Liberties.

Dr Cindy Wittke, the Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies, a principal investigator of the project ‘Between Conflict and Cooperation: The Politics of International Law in the post-Soviet Space’.Moderator:

Dr Kateryna Busol, lawyer, Senior Lecturer, National University Kyiv-Mohyla Academy



The event will be held in English and through the Zoom platform, simultaneous translation into Ukrainian will be provided.

If you would like to participate in the discussion and/or send your questions and comments to the Zoom chat, please register here:

You can also follow the webinar on other platforms. The original English discussion will be broadcasted on the YouTube page of the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union: The Ukrainian translation of the discussion will be broadcasted on the Facebook pages of the organisers:,



Media Initiative for Human Rights

USAID Human Rights in Action Program

Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union


This event is a part of #InternationalLawTalks – a series of webinars aimed to facilitate qualitative, interesting and accessible discussions on the topical issues of international law in Ukraine. 


For each session, the webinars bring together distinguished professionals from Ukraine and abroad. They contextualise the armed conflict, peace and transitional justice issues in Ukraine within the larger dynamics of international law and international relations. 


The aim of the project is twofold: to help Ukrainian legal professionals and the general public see the wider horizons of their native context and to provide more local and regional insight to international colleagues.


This event was made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in the framework of the Human Rights in Action Program implemented by the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union.

USAID is the world’s premier international development agency and a catalytic actor driving development results. USAID’s work demonstrates American generosity, and promotes a path to recipient self-reliance and resilience, and advances U.S. national security and economic prosperity. USAID has partnered with Ukraine since 1992, providing more than $3 billion in assistance. USAID’s current strategic priorities include strengthening democracy and good governance, promoting economic development and energy security, improving health care systems, and mitigating the effects of the conflict in the east. For additional information about USAID in Ukraine, please call USAID’s Development Outreach and Communications Office at: +38 (044) 521-5753. You may also visit our website: or our Facebook page at

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