The Role of International Courts and Tribunals Amidst the Conflict in Ukraine: Avenues for justice and peace?

The conflict in Ukraine has resulted in a number of proceedings before international courts and tribunals, and offers a unique case study concerning the settlement of disputes in the context of an active armed conflict. The courts and tribunals hearing these proceedings must balance the sometimes competing interests of providing justice to the parties in the case at issue and reaching outcomes that may promote a resolution to the conflict. This panel brings together voices from practice and academia to discuss these proceedings, which include inter-State cases before the International Court of Justice, the World Trade Organization Dispute Settlement Body, and arbitral tribunals constituted under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, as well as applications brought by individuals and entities before the European Court of Human Rights and investor-State arbitral tribunals. This panel will explore whether these dispute settlement efforts, either individually or in combination, will succeed in upholding international justice and bringing us closer to the restoration of peace.


  • Chad Farrell (moderator), White & Case
  • Vladyslav Lanovoy (moderator), Université Laval
  • Juliette McIntyre, University of South Australia 
  • Gaiane Nuridzhanian, National University of Kyiv Mohyla Academy
  • Nilufer Oral, National University of Singapore
  • Vitaliy Pogoretskyy, Advisory Center on WTO Law, Geneva
  • Sebastian Wuschka, Luther Law Firm

This session is organized by ASIL’s International Courts and Tribunals Interest Group.