Violations of International Humanitarian and Human Rights Law, War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity Committed in Ukraine since 24 February 2022: Summary of the Report by a Mission of Experts under the OSCE Moscow Mechanism

Author: Wolfgang Benedek
Published: 19.04.2022
On 13 April 2022, we presented the report of our mission on Ukraine to a special session of the Permanent Council of OSCE. Based on this presentation, the following contribution summarizes the establishment and mandate, methodology and findings of our 94 pages Report. Establishment and mandate On 3 March 2022, Ukraine, supported by 45 OSCE participating States, resorted to Paragraph 8 of the Moscow Mechanism (see for its rules here) of the human dimension of the OSCE providing for the invitation of a Mission of Experts to address a particular question on its territory relating to the human dimension of…