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Compensation mechanisms for Ukraine the focus of a PACE hearing in Paris

Legal mechanisms for Ukraine to be compensated financially for the damage caused by Russia’s aggression will be the main focus of a hearing of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) in Paris on 12 December, to be web-streamed live, with the participation of Ukraine’s Deputy Justice Minister Iryna Mudra.

Also taking part in the Paris hearing is Professor Burkhard Hess, Director of the Max Planck Institute for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law, based in Luxembourg.

The event, organised by PACE’s Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights, is the third in a series of hearings for a report by Damien Cottier (Switzerland, ALDE) on the legal and human rights aspects of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine.

The earlier hearings covered the PACE proposal for an ad hoc tribunal to try Russian leaders for the crime of aggression, and other legal avenues for pursuing accountability for war crimes and crimes against humanity, including possible genocide.

Mr Cottier’s report is due for debate by the Assembly at its January 2023 plenary session.


The hearing takes place from 2 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. CET on Monday 12 December 2022 in the Council of Europe office in Paris. It will be streamed live (in English) via the Assembly’s YouTube channel, with the possibility to scroll back to earlier interventions in mid-stream. A recording of the hearing will be available on the same link shortly after it ends.