We live in a new century. We can’t wait. Justice must be independent of the magnitudes of Putin’s regime’s power.
“We have to create a special tribunal now and hold Putin, Lukashenko and other Russian war criminals accountable. Our goal is not just to investigate the crimes which were committed by Russian troops and identify the concrete perpetrators. Our goal is to stop these crimes from being committed, because we are still in an ongoing war, and this war is very bloody.”
“The Nazi regime was defeated, but the Soviet Gulag wasn’t. Accountability wasn’t present. The crimes of humanity which were committed during Soviet times were never judged. And that is why we have this culture of impunity. A culture which denies human dignity. A culture which provides Russians to act and to do whatever they want. We must break this circle of impunity.”
Jovana Trifunović in conversation with Nobel Peace Prize winner Oleksandra Matviichuk about accountability, the urgency of justice, defending the values of modern civilization and what it means to win the most prestigious award in the world.
This text and video is published under the Creative Commons License: CC BY-NC-ND 3.0. The name of the author/rights holder should be mentioned as followed. Author: Jovana Trifunović and Igor Bararon / tippingpoint.net. Cover picture: film still, illustration: Norma Nardi
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