David Crane on the Conflict in Ukraine
Chief Prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone, David Crane, will provide an update from his perspective on the ongoing war in Ukraine at 2 p.m. December 5 via live webinar.
Dr. Crane will discuss where the conversation for justice for Ukraine are, challenges and opportunities, and how the international community sees moving forward with justice mechanisms.
Currently assisting the international community in the creation of a Special Tribunal for Ukraine on the Crime of Aggression he is now sanctioned by President Vladimir Putin and banned from travel to the Russian Federation. He is one of twenty-five people personally sanctioned by Putin as an enemy of the state.
Crane was the founding chief prosecutor of the international war crimes tribunal in West Africa called the United Nations Special Court for Sierra Leone. The world’s first hybrid international war crimes tribunal, the Special Court for Sierra Leone successfully prosecuted those who bore the greatest responsibility for war crimes and crimes against humanity, to include the first sitting African head of state in history, President Charles Taylor.
He recently published a book on his experience there called Every Living Thing, the first time an international chief prosecutor has written about his daily experiences seeking justice for victims of atrocity.