CWRU School of Law Conference on Sept. 30 to Examine the Consequences of the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

Sean Murphy and Beth van Schaack

The Feb. 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine and the international response has ushered in the most dangerous period since the height of the Cold War. Just this week, Russia mobilized 300,000 troops, organized a sham referendum on independence in occupied Ukrainian territory and threatened the use of nuclear weapons.
On Friday, Sept. 30, Case Western Reserve University School of Law will host a day-long symposium that will examine how the Ukraine crisis has transformed international law and international institutions.
Panels featuring leading experts will explore whether the world has entered a new Cold War, the role of international law in resolving the Russia/Ukraine conflict, the power shift caused by Security Council paralysis due to Russia’s use of the veto, information operations in the modern age and a new era of international courts and tribunals.
Highlights of the conference include a morning keynote address by Sean Murphy, member of the U.N. International Law Commission; a lunch keynote address by Ambassador Beth van Schaack, U.S. Ambassador at Large for Global Criminal Justice; and a closing address by Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji, former President of the International Criminal Court.
The conference will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Tinkham Veale University Center Ballroom. This conference is free and open to the public. A live webcast will be available at: International Law and the New Cold War | School of Law | Case Western Reserve University. Register in advance at that link for complimentary lunch.