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The conflict in Ukraine and genocide

Quenivet, Noelle

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Noelle Quenivet
Director of Research and Enterprise (BLS)


Since the beginning of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine that started on 24 February 2022 accusations of genocide have been levelled against each other by both sides. This article focuses on the claim that Russia is carrying out a genocide in Ukraine. After explaining the concept of genocide and the legal consequences of such qualification, the article applies the law to the situation, drawing the conclusion that, based on the current information, it does not appear that a genocide is being committed as, so far, no dolus specialis can be identified.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date May 20, 2022
Online Publication Date Aug 3, 2022
Publication Date Aug 3, 2022
Deposit Date May 20, 2022
Publicly Available Date Sep 4, 2022
Journal Journal of International Peacekeeping
Print ISSN 1875-4104
Electronic ISSN 1875-4112
Publisher Brill Academic Publishers
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 25
Issue 2
Pages 141-154
Keywords genocide; Ukraine; International Organizations, International Law; International Relations
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