"It’s like a starving person is offered a leaf of lettuce and told: “there you go, enjoy! We hope you won’t die" – ULAG on justice architecture, assistance and documentation at the "Allied for Accountability" Seminar

03.02.2024

ULAG members shared their insights during at the "Allied for Accountability: Collaborative Strategies to Address Russia's Crimes in Ukraine" seminar by IPHR, Truth Hounds and IRF.

The question of expectations, especially in circumstances we all are operating in, is not an end goal, but probably a starting point. Once we know what kind of justice we as a population, as victims of this war, want, we can at least map out our path. It would help us to see which efforts are effective, and which are not. As well as why they are not effective, and what we can do about it.



That was one of Nadia Volkova`s remarks as a panelist at the "Allied for Accountability: Collaborative Strategies to Address Russia's Crimes in Ukraine" seminar. ULAG participated in several activities of the event, organised by International Partnership for Human Rights, Truth Hounds and International Renaissance Foundation.




Nadia, Alina Pavliuk and Arie Mora were able to engage and share thoughts with colleagues from Ukrainian and international NGOs, institutions and justice system representatives. 


Discussing the current state of justice architecture for Ukraine, Alina noted that it is important to note that each accountability pathway has its flaws and limitations. Two years after the full-scale invasion, we can already see some of its actual consequences in practice. Being aware of them is essential in order to address the weaknesses and fill existing gaps.