28 Feb

The current situation in Ukraine from a historical and international law perspective

Opening hours / Beginning:

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

28 February 2022


online (Zoom)

"Ein historischer und völkerrechtlicher Überblick über die aktuelle Lage in der Ukraine"

In view of current events in Russia and Ukraine, Lawyers Without Borders (LWOB) will be holding a talk at LMU with

  • Prof. Dr. Martin Schulze Wessel – Professor of History of Eastern Europe and Southeastern Europe, LMU Munich
  • Prof. Dr. jur. Christian Walter – Professor of Public International Law and Public Law, LMU Munich
  • Joanna Maria Stolarek – Head of the Heinrich Böll Foundation’s Warsaw Office


  • What is the historical background to the conflict?
  • How must Russia’s actions be classified under international law?
  • What is the assessment of the current economic sanctions and Germany’s role?
  • Could the conflict have been solved through diplomatic channels?
  • What are the conceivable future scenarios?
  • What can Ukraine (and especially the people of Ukraine) expect from the international community and what steps could/should Germany take now?

There will be the opportunity for a short Q&A round at the end.

The Zoom talk will take place in German. See Eventbrite for more information.
Please register your attendance in advance.

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