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Ukraine's other battlefield, with Thierry Cruvellier


"Ukraine has provided us with, I think, the most striking, the most rapid, the most swift and complete legal offensive or lawfare strategy that has ever been implemented."

In this episode
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ukraine's aggressive lawfare strategy
โš–๏ธ International justice finally comes for the West
๐Ÿค Why former great powers can't cope with their colonial crimes
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท Reckoning with the Algerian War
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉ The DR Congo schools us on prosecuting environmental destruction
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด Transitional justice lessons from Colombia, New Zealand, Scandinavia and more
๐Ÿ•Š Restitutions, reparations and truth commissions โ€“ justice beyond the courts

Show notes
[00:00:16] Intro
[00:01:42] "There is a before Ukraine and an after Ukraine"
[00:07:18] "Justice has become the third weapon of Ukraine's strategy"
[00:11:46] Is lawfare a communication tool?``
[00:15:39] The slow wheels of the ICC
[00:18:43] Justice gets much more pragmatic at the local level: the example of environmental crimes in the DRC
[00:25:52] A renewed interest in justice for indigenous people
[00:28:58] Colombia, a case study for all-encompassing transitional justice
[00:30:14] Why are some countries better than other at looking into their colonial past?
[00:32:26] The restitution of pillaged objects
[00:34:28] A generational reckoning with colonial crimes: the French Algerian war
[00:40:13] Statues, history vs memory and the new frontline of transitional justice
[00:42:53] Outro

๐ŸŒ justiceinfo.net
๐Ÿ“š The Master of Confessions, by Thierry Cruvellier. Ecco Press. 2015. Find it here.

๐Ÿงฌ Check out The Guardian's Science Weekly podcast, where I'm executive producer for the next few weeks.

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