What is a war crime? How does this definition apply to recent events in Ukraine?
Presented by Professor Megan Mattimoe.
Russia's invasion of Ukraine has resulted in widespread charges of war crimes and calls for justice. But what exactly are war crimes? Opinions of what constitutes a war crime have evolved, as have ways to identify and punish the perpetrators. How will the war crimes committed in Ukraine be dealt with
Megan Mattimoe has studied and worked on human rights and public international law issues for over 14 years.
She founded Advocating Opportunity (AO), a program based in Toledo with offices in Columbus and Nashville, Tenn., that is dedicated to advising and protecting trafficked and exploited persons. Founded in 2011, AO was the first organization in Ohio to provide holistic, comprehensive, trauma-responsive legal services to all trafficked and exploited persons.
She has over 13 years of experience as an attorney in litigation at the trial and appellate levels and over 12 years of experience working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Innocence Lost Task Force in Northwest Ohio.