Ukrainian Prosecution of ICC Statute Crimes: Fair, Independent and Impartial?
Author: Kai Ambos
In view of the widespread euphoria about Ukraine’s admirable defensive struggle against the Russian war of aggression, it is easy to forget that until a few months ago Ukraine was still considered a problematic case in terms of the rule of law. Not only was the fight against corruption promised by President Zelenskyy considered insufficient, but classic deficits in the rule of law have persisted since his election in 2019, not least concerning the independence of the judiciary. It is plainly unreasonable to expect that these problems would disappear– virtually overnight – with the Russian invasion of 24 February. The…