MATRA-Ukraine documents

Reports produced by the MATRA-Ukraine project (in chronological order):

'The Domestic Implementation of International Humanitarian Law in Ukraine (updated)' (February 2021) [English | Ukrainian]

- A report assessing the domestic implementation of international humanitarian law in the Ukrainian legal system.

* Quicksheet summary: 'The Domestic Implementation of International Humanitarian Law in Ukraine (updated)' (August 2021) [English | Ukrainian

'Ukraine and the International Criminal Court (updated)' (April 2021) [English | Ukrainian]

A report examining the developments that occurred between March 2016 and April 2021 regarding Ukraine’s relationship with the International Criminal Court (ICC) and its founding treaty - the Rome Statute.

* Quicksheet summary: 'Ukraine and the International Criminal Court (updated)' (September 2021) [English | Ukrainian]

Karolina Aksamitowska, 'War Crimes Units: Legislative, Organisational and Technical Lessons' (September 2021) [English | Ukrainian]

A report examining the legislative, organisational, and technical difficulties faced by domestic war crimes units in Europe and identifying best practices to inspire Ukrainian authorities.

'The Enforcement of International Humanitarian Law in Ukraine (updated)' (January 2022) [English | Ukrainian]

A report on Ukraine’s approach to prosecuting conflict-related crimes and its compliance with prevailing international humanitarian law standards focusing on cases considered between 1 September 2016 and 1 April 2021.

* Quicksheet summary: 'The Enforcement of International Humanitarian Law in Ukraine (updated)' (June 2022) [English | Ukrainian]

Olga Kavran, 'Communicating Justice: Lessons from International and National Courts and Prosecution Authorities Dealing with International Crimes' (June 2022) [English | Ukrainian]

A report on selected communication and outreach practices of certain international and national prosecutorial offices and courts processing international crimes.  

Global Rights Compliance (through the MATRA-Ukraine Project) 'Basic Investigative Standards for Documenting International Crimes in Ukraine'  (May 2023) [English Ukrainian]

- A handbook aimed at supporting efforts to collect and preserve evidential information relating to international crimes by civil society organisations, human rights defenders and other practitioners in the Ukrainian territory through drawing on standards and best practices derived from both Ukrainian and international law.  

Global Rights Compliance (through the MATRA-Ukraine Project), UpRights, and USAID Justice for All Activity, 'Benchbook on the Adjudication of International Crimes' (June 2023) [English| Ukrainian]

- A Benchbook designed to assist Ukrainian judges in the fair and effective adjudication of international crimes under Ukrainian domestic law in accordance with international norms and domestic law and procedure, through the collection and analysis of materials which are designed to assist judges in cases which involve war crimes, genocide and the crime of aggression.