Ten years of Russia’s war against Ukraine

20.02.2024 09:30 - 15:00English

Welcome to a conference on Ukrainian resilience and European cooperation. What are the ways to bring justice domestically and internationally, and why does it matter? Why is European cooperation so important?

Russia has been waging war on Ukraine for a decade: annexation of Crimea, followed by the war in Eastern Ukraine since 2014, and full-scale attack all over Ukrainian territory since 24 February 2022.

How has the Ukrainian society been coping with the war and what’s the key to its resilience? What are the ways to bring justice domestically and internationally, and why does it matter? Why is European cooperation so important?


09.30-09.40 Welcome

  • Karl Harald Søvig, Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of Bergen
  • Ihor Holovchenko, Charge d’Affaires a.i. of Ukraine to the Kingdom of Norway
  • Liliia Oprysk, University of Bergen (on behalf of the organizing committee)

09.40-10.40 Panel 1: A decade of war and resilience of Ukrainian society
Moderator: Anatolii Kyryliuk, NORAD

  • Revolution of Dignity – Daniil Butenko, University of Bergen
  • The Resilience and Trauma of Ukraine’s Civil Society – Kateryna Zarembo (online), Technical University Darmstadt
  • War and revolution in Ukraine: a European story – Maryna Rabinovych, University of Agder

10.40-11.00 Coffee Break

11.00-12.00 Panel 2: Justice for Ukraine and for the international order
Moderator: Knut Einar Skodvin, University of Bergen

  • Prosecuting war crimes domestically – Artem Nazarko, University of Bergen
  • Seeking justice before international courts and tribunals: why does it matter? – Gaiane Nuridzhanian, UiT The Arctic University of Norway
  • Crime of aggression – Terje Einarsen, University of Bergen

12.00–12.45 Lunch break

12.45-13.20 Panel 3: Reparations and sanctions against Russia
Moderator: Marthe Engedahl, University of Bergen

  • Reparations for Ukraine: progress, mechanisms, and challenges – Ivan Horodyskyy (online), Dnistrianskyi Center
  • Sanctions against Russia – Gunnar Ekeløve-Slydal, Norwegian Helsinki Committee

13.20-13.40 Coffee break

13.40-14.40 Panel 4: War against Ukraine and European cooperation
Moderator: Halvard Haukeland Fredriksen, University of Bergen

  • Ukraine on the way towards the EU membership – Liliia Oprysk, University of Bergen
  • EU’s enlargement – Christophe Hillion, University of Oslo
  • War’s catalytic role in European politics – Maria Mälksoo, University of Copenhagen

Concluding remarks

  • Supporting Ukraine – United24 initiative

You are welcome to join for the whole duration of the event or for separate panels, on Zoom or in person.

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Bergen Global
Jekteviksbakken 31, Bergen

09:30 - 15:00
UiB Law Faculty Add to calendar 20.02.2024, 20.02.2024

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