Alex Batesmith quoted in i news article on bringing Putin to trial over alleged war crimes in Ukraine
The article discusses the challenges in bringing senior Russian leaders to justice for war crimes and other international crimes committed in the invasion of Ukraine.
School of Law lecturer and Employability Director Mr Alex Batesmith spent five years as a United Nations prosecutor in Cambodia and Kosovo, working on cases involving genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. He was the lead UN prosecutor in the investigation and initial phase of the public trial of Kaing Guek Eav, alias Duch, the first case at the Khmer Rouge Tribunal in Phnom Penh.
Mr Batesmith said “There is a reasonable basis to believe that both war crimes and crimes against humanity have been committed in Ukraine" and patterns of criminality “makes it less credible for the senior leadership to say that they didn’t know what was going on".