Closing the War Crimes Impunity Gap
As Russia’s war against Ukraine rages on and evidence of thousands of war crimes continues to mount, countries around the world have looked for ways to hold Russian generals and troops accountable.
On January 5, 2023, President Biden signed the Justice for Victims of War Crimes Act, closing a major loophole that has prevented the U.S. from investigating and prosecuting alleged war criminals when they enter the country.
To break down the new law, and how it could hold war criminals accountable, we have Elise Baker. Elise is a lawyer at the Atlantic Council, a think tank based in Washington, D.C. She is an expert on accountability for atrocity crimes and human rights violations.
- Elise Baker (@elise__baker)
- Elise’s Just Security article analyzing the Justice for Victims of War Crimes Act
- 14:37 NYU’s American Journalism Online Program
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