6th Luther Dispute Resolution Lecture

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Russia's aggression against Ukraine: The question of reparation - international legal issues

Russia’s Aggression against Ukraine challenges the international legal order at its core and raises a host of international legal issues, the question of reparation figuring prominently among them.
While the time of reparation has yet to come, the clarification of the legal basis for reparation, the definition of the latter’s scope and the discussion of how best to implement reparation in practice, should not wait. This is all the more so in view of the limited number of international precedents and the fact that a number of otherwise conceivable practical avenues are closed in the case of the Ukraine war.
In the 2023 Luther Lecture, Professor Claus Kreß will address the relevant matters from an international legal perspective, taking into account the current dynamics at the level of international diplomacy

Claus Kreß is a Professor of Criminal Law and International Law. He is the Director of the Institute of International Peace and Security Law at the University of Cologne. His prior practice was in the German Federal Ministry of Justice. He has been a member of Germany’s delegations in the negotiations regarding the International Criminal Court as between 1998 and 2017. In 2019, he was appointed Judge ad hoc at the International Court of Justice in the Case of the Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (The Gambia v. Myanmar). Since 2021, he has been serving as the Special Adviser to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court on the Crime of Aggression.


Registration deadline Montag, 20.03.2023

Registration is free of charge.


Host & Organizer
Bucerius Law School

Bucerius Law School

Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH

Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH



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