From Kyiv to Maynooth: Exploring human rights in conflict situations

Wednesday, October 25, 2023 - 09:30

On Friday 20 October 2023, Maynooth University School of Law and Criminology hosted a joint online symposium with the Centre for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (CGHRS), Faculty of Law, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (NaUKMA). This panel discussion brought together academics from NaUKMA (Ukraine) and Maynooth University (Ireland) to examine important aspects of Russia's war in Ukraine from a human rights perspective, including disability humanitarian action; how best to hold Russia accountable for grave human rights violations and international crimes; and prosecuting the crime of genocide.
The speakers were:

  • Dr Myroslava Antonovych, LLM, Dr. Iur Habil, Head of CGHRS, NaUKMA addressing the topic of Accountability of Russia for grave human rights violations committed within aggression against Ukraine.
  • Iryna Tekuchova, Ph.D. Candidate, Maynooth University (with the ERC Dancing project) speaking on Disability-inclusive humanitarian action in Ukraine: challenges and perspectives,
  • Maksym Vishchyk, PhD Candidate, NaUKMA on the topic of Multidisciplinary approach to genocide-related investigations and case building: academic and practical considerations.

Chaired by Dr Fergus Ryan, Head of the School of Law and Criminology, the event is hopefully the first in an ongoing series of contacts between our two universities under the auspices of the Arqus Alliance.