Documenting war crimes in Ukraine
‘There were more than five thousand of us in the shelter,’ the first days of war in Mariupol
‘I fell face down in the glass and covered my head with my hands’
International Memorial Association Statement
‘I believe the war will end soon, and everything will be fine’
The Tribunal for Putin (T4P) is a global initiative set up by Ukrainian NGOs in response to the Russian Invasion. From the very outset, the invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces in February 2022 was accompanied by a large number of War Crimes.
T4P’s purpose is to gather and collate information about these crimes for future court hearings.
We are guided by the definitions included in the 1998 Rome Statute that inaugurated the International Criminal Court. The Statute defines a War Crime as the following: attacks on civilians, the destruction of civilian buildings, the taking of hostages, the use of individuals as “human shields”, forced migration, torture, kidnapping and other crimes committed during a war.
We gather information about specific crimes and enter them in a purpose-built database. We prepare legal cases and send them to the International Criminal Court in the Hague and to other institutions. We compile analytical documents.
Furthermore, we publish the first-hand experiences of the war by certain people and we care for its victims.
T4P gets a significant part of its information from open sources. We also interview witnesses and the victims of war crimes and, where possible, our mobile groups document events where they took place.
Information about war crimes in maps, diagrams and tables
Our database represents one of the largest concentrations of information about the war in Ukraine. It records probable war crimes (incidents) that we have been able to document. The information contained in the database makes no claim to be complete and final. The true total for certain war crimes is, almost certainly, significantly higher than those we have been able to document.