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Alumni event

Cleveringa Meeting The Hague

Thursday 23 November 2023
Wijnhaven building
Turfmarkt 99 99
FGGA The Hague

'Breaking the cycle: efforts to confront a history of impunity in Ukraine'

Prof. dr. Larissa van den Herik
The full-scale invasion of Ukraine on which Russia embarked on 24 February 2022 was preceded by the annexation of Crimea in 2014 and the occupation of territories of the Luhansk and Donetsk regions. This in turn, was preceded by the Russo-Georgian war which started on 8 August 2008 (08-08-08). In the Baltic states, the consequences of the Soviet annexation are still present today. The Russian aggression against Ukraine is thus part of a greater pattern. 

In this lecture accountability efforts are discussed that have the aim to break the cycle. As such they will confront a history of impunity. Within the many litigation and justice initiatives by and for Ukraine, this lecture engages mainly with the debate around the Special Tribunal for Aggression. In addition, it will zoom in on the recent wave of parliamentary condemnations of the Holodomor (1932-1933)

Studentspeaker Yana Rudenko: 'From Bucha to The Hague'
Student speaker Yana Rudenko will speak before the main speaker. Yana Rudenko grew up in Kyiv, studied economics and management in Lviv and has been studying a Master in Public Administration at the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs at Leiden University since 2022. Yana is president of student’s association ABBA, which is committed to students from the area between the Adriatic sea, Baltic sea, Black sea and Azov sea. Yana was in Bucha at the beginning of the Russian invasion. She lived under Russian occupation for several weeks, after which she was able to flee. She will explain that the words that President Zelensky said in The Hague on May 4, 2023, “No peace without justice for Ukraine”, are a cry from the heart of all Ukrainians.

Language: English

Date Thursday 23 November
Location Live
Faculty Governance and Global Affairs (FGGA), Wijnhavenbuilding
Leiden University, Turfmarkt 99, The Hague

A livestream is available. After your registration you will receive more information.

19.00 hrs: Welcome
19.30 hrs: Start lectures (English)
21.00 hrs: Reception
22.00 hrs: End of meeting

Costs 20 euro p.p. (students for free)

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Register here to attend the meeting online.

If you have any questions please let us know via mr. Van der Werf via vanderwerf@feltz.nl

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