War Crimes

Great Decisions 2023 | Topic 2

What is a war crime? How does this definition apply to recent events in Ukraine?

Russia's invasion of Ukraine has resulted in widespread charges of war crimes and calls for justice. But what exactly are war crimes? Opinions of what constitutes a war crime have evolved, as have ways to identify and punish the perpetrators. How will the war crimes committed in Ukraine be dealt with? By Francine Hirsch

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