Irish and Ukrainian lawyers to discuss legal ramifications of Russian invasion

Irish and Ukrainian lawyers to discuss legal ramifications of Russian invasion

David Conlan Smyth SC

Irish and Ukrainian lawyers will examine the legal ramifications of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine at a webinar hosted by The Bar of Ireland and its EU Bar Association next week.

The free event, taking place on Tuesday 15 March from 4.15pm to 5.30pm, will also hear from the Dean of Warsaw Bar Council on the issue of rule of law in the European Union.

The timely event, chaired by David Conlan Symth SC, will consider both recent developments involving the Polish Constitutional Court and the CJEU, where a new judgement from the CJEU was delivered in February 2022, and the situation in Ukraine.

Advocate Mikolaj Pietrzak, Dean of the Warsaw Bar Association will discuss the recent CJEU judgments, its impact on Poland, the rule of law and judicial independence. He will also briefly discuss the ECHR rulings, how this affects extradition and other mutual recognition-based instruments.

David Fennelly BL, an assistant professor at Trinity College Dublin, will speak on the top of war crimes, international courts and the invasion of Ukraine. He will examine the legal response to the atrocity of war and its impact on the rules-based international order.

Anna Bazarchina BL, originally from Ukraine, will give a personal insight into this harrowing situation. Ms Bazarchina was called to the Bar in 2005, and specialises in criminal and general common law.

More information is available from the Law Library website.

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