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Opening and welcome

Ambassador Domenik Wanger, Permanent Representative of Liechtenstein to the Council of Europe

Opening Statement by Ambassador Domenik Wanger

Judge Mykola Gnatovskyy, European Court of Human Rights

Welcome address by Judge Gnatovskyy


Keynote speech - Accountability for the crime of aggression against Ukraine – the European contribution

Professor Claus Kreß, Professor of Public International Law and Criminal Law, Director of the Institute for International Peace and Security Law, University of Cologne

Keynote speech by Prof. Claus Kreß

Panel I – Role of the Council of Europe in the establishment of the Special Tribunal

Moderator: Prof. Dapo Akande, University of Oxford

Introductory remarks by Dapo Akande

  • Role of regional organisations in the pursuit of international criminal justice

Prof. Chiara Giorgetti, University of Richmond

Intervention by Chiara Giorgetti

  • Implied powers under the Council of Europe Statute

Prof. Anne Peters, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg

Intervention by Anne Peters

  • Council of Europe’s answer to the aggression against a member state – from expulsion to providing accountability

Lord Richard Keen of Elie, Chairperson of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights, PACE

Intervention by Lord Richard Keen of Elie

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Panel II – Cooperation and relationship between national courts of Council of Europe member states and the future Special Tribunal

Moderator: Dr Astrid Reisinger Coracini, University of Vienna

  • State of play of discussions in the Core Group Working Group on Cooperation

Mr Vincent de Graaf, Legal Counsel, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands

Intervention by Vincent de Graaf

  • Investigation and prosecution of the crime of aggression by domestic jurisdictions

Mr Andriy Kostin, Prosecutor General of Ukraine

Intervention by Andriy Kostin

  • Purpose and perspectives of the International Centre for the Prosecution of the Crime of Aggression against Ukraine (ICPA)

Ms Margarita Šniutytė-Daugėlienė, Vice-President of Eurojust

Intervention by Margarita Šniutytė-Daugėlienė

Closing remarks

Dr Jörg Polakiewicz, Director of Legal Advice and Public International Law, Council of Europe

Closing remarks by Jörg Polakiewicz

Dr Anton Korynevych, Ambassador-at-large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine

Closing remarks by Anton Korynevych