Jurisdictional Immunities v Grave Crimes: Reflections on New Developments from Ukraine

Author: Ielyzaveta Badanova
Published: 08.09.2022
On 14 April 2022, the Supreme Court of Ukraine issued a judgment in which it accepted a claim brought against Russia by the wife of a deceased Ukrainian soldier for moral damage caused to her and their minor children by its unlawful actions in Ukraine in 2014. That decision led to a series of similar judgments – two decisions of 18 May 2022 (1, 2) as well as of 08 and 22 June 2022, with the former of the last two expanding the reasoning of the Supreme Court. In all these cases, the Ukrainian Supreme Court departed from the rule…