An Independent Legal Analysis of the Russian Federation’s Breaches of the Genocide Convention in Ukraine and the Duty to Prevent is the first report to address one of the more contentious and consequential questions of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: whether the war is genocidal in character.
The New Lines Institute and Raoul Wallenberg Centre have done extensive work on the Rohingya and Uyghur genocides — including producing the first report to make a determination of genocide in Xinjiang applying the 1948 Genocide Convention.
This report reasonably concludes that Russia bears State responsibility for breaches of Article II and Article III (c) of the Genocide Convention to which it is bound. The report also concludes that there exists undoubtedly a very serious risk of genocide, triggering States’ duty to prevent under Article I of the Genocide Convention.
Full Report is available in English, French, German, Russian and Ukrainian.
Foreword and executive summary translations are available in Czech, French, German, Polish, Russian and Ukrainian.