Countries would likely need to set up new courts to prosecute Vladimir Putin for illegally invading Ukraine – but this isn’t a sure bet he would ever be held accountable for his crimes.
The first war crimes charges are being laid against Russian soldiers in Ukraine, but will the architects of the war face justice?
When it comes to war crimes in Ukraine, the Kremlin is intimately following the Syrian playbook. To prevent further atrocities, leaders must now draw the lessons from the conflict in Western Asia.
A Russian journalist and political operative reveals that Russian leadership is planning for the complete destruction of Ukraine
The Ukrainian president says the country will set up its own system for prosecuting Russian soldiers for war crimes.
Growing reports of war crimes by the Russian army are prompting calls for more action by the west.
Evidence of atrocities in districts retaken by Ukrainian forces suggest that Russian soldiers are as complicit in war crimes as their leader Vladimir Putin.
The grisly work of forensic investigators at the scene of a possible war crime.
An expert on rape during war examines the emerging evidence from Ukraine that Russian soldiers raped Ukrainian women and explains the role rape plays in conflicts.
With evidence mounting of Russian war crimes in Ukraine, what options beyond trade sanctions should New Zealand now consider?
Soviet Russia had a policy of denying its responsibility for war crimes. It looks as if Putin’s Russia may be following suit.
The laws of war and what is considered acceptable and unacceptable weaponry suggest there’s a right and wrong way to kill. It’s unlikely any of the victims of war would appreciate the distinction.
If Russian missiles have an accuracy of one metre, how come they seem to hit civilian targets such as healthcare centres?
President Biden said that Vladimir Putin had committed war crimes, after news emerged of mass civilian murders in Bucha, Ukraine. Three stories from our archive explain what this means.
None of the available methods for holding Russian President Vladimir Putin accountable are likely to actually punish him, and they may even make new atrocities more likely.
Vladimir Putin has a history of flattening cities in time of conflict. But alleged war crimes in Chechnya and Syria never resulted in charges, let alone prosecutions. Will Ukraine be any different?
Tens of thousands of Ukrainians are using humanitarian corridors to leave the country. But these routes are often announced for political reasons and do not always offer safety
The Conversation’s weekly round-up of some of the best articles about the war in Ukraine.
The International Criminal Court has handed arrest warrants for only three heads of state. Could Putin be next?
The International Criminal Court is launching an investigation into possible war crimes in Ukraine. But significant hurdles remain, and it’s uncertain anyone will ever be brought to justice.