Professor Sterio Speaks on Ukraine-Russia Conflict at Multiple Events

Professor Milena Sterio was a guest on The Sound of Ideas radio program on WCPN/90.3 on February 22, to discuss international law issues related to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.

In addition, Professor Sterio moderated a discussion on 03/02 on “Happy Dog Takes on the Ukraine Crisis.”  This event was organized by the City Club of Cleveland and sponsored by the Cleveland Council on World Affairs.  A recording of the event is available here: https://www.cityclub.org/forums/2022/03/02/happy-dog-takes-on-the-ukraine-crisis.

On March 4, Professor Sterio moderated a panel discussion “The Role of International Law in the Ukraine-Russia Conflict.”  The panel discussion was organized by the Public International Law and Policy Group, and guest speakers included The Honorable Stephen Rapp, former Ambassador for War Crimes, U.S. Department of State; Professor Jennifer Trahan, NYU; Professor Meg deGuzman, Temple Law School; and Professor Yvonne Dutton, University of Indiana McKinney School of Law.  A recording of the event is available here: https://www.publicinternationallawandpolicygroup.org/ukraine-russia-conflict-roundtable.

Professor Sterio, with a group of academics and practitioners, under the auspices of the Public International Law and Policy Group, has been working on the creation of a website portal, “Ukraine Transitional Justice & Documentation.”  The portal is available here: https://www.ukrainetjdoc.org.

The purpose of the portal is to provide capacity building for civil society organizations and other individuals interested in documenting war crimes and human rights violations in Ukraine.  The portal also has information about transitional justice and accountability; much of the information is available both in English and in Ukrainian.

Finally, Professors John Plecnik, Brian Ray, Milena Sterio, and Mark Sundahl participated in a Cleveland-Marshall webinar about the Russia-Ukraine conflict on March 7th.  The webinar was moderated by Professor David Forte and co-sponsored by the Dean’s Ad Hoc Committee on Informed Discourse.  A recording of the webinar is available here.  

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