The Ukraine Conflict - What is at Stake?


Russia's invasion of Ukraine has changed the world in fundamental ways in even a very short period of time. International legal proceedings against the Russian Federation are currently pending including an international criminal investigation before the International Criminal Court and a case before International Court of Justice alleging violations by the Russian Federation of the Genocide Convention instituted by Ukraine. Further, sanctions have targeted key Russian interests, including energy interests. The certification of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline has been put on hold by the German government in response to Russian action. Similarly, international energy companies have indicated their exit from or intent not to further invest in Russian energy projects. At the same time, Russian-Chinese energy projects continue to go forward and may even accelerate. This panel will provide a briefing of these late breaking issues and will provide a context against which to understand these developments. It will set out what to make of the currently pending legal proceedings and will discuss future potential legal proceedings by the Russian Federation or Russian nationals. It will also ask what (energy) world we are waking up to as Europe continues its attempt to decouple from Russia and China appears poised to deepen its energy cooperation with the Russian Federation.

Date and Location

Wednesday, March 9, 2022 - 11:30am to 12:30pm