Event “Children – the forgotten victims of war” at University of Cologne

Last night, at the University of Cologne, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Dr. h.c. Claus Kreß LL.M, Chair for German and International Criminal Law at the University of Cologne, director of the Institute for International Peace and Security Law and Special Adviser to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), hosted a special event together with Prof. Dr. Ingvill Constanze Ødegaard, GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences ences in Cologne, Germany and Professor II at Centre for Gender Research at the University of Oslo, Norway and The Children Born of War Project Managing Director and Chairwoman, on “Children  – the forgotten victims of war”.

Prof. Kreß gave opening remarks on current international humanitarian and criminal law of relevance to children in situations of armed conflict, and was joined by Prof. Dr. Oksana Senatorova, Director of Research Centre for Transitional Justice, Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University, Ukraine, and presently at the IOS Leibniz Institut für Ost- und Südosteuropaforschung in Germany, who further specified the war crime of unlawful deportation of children from occupied areas of Ukraine to the Russian Federation and the arrest warrant issued by the ICC. Prof. Dr. Ingvill Constanze Ødegaard closed the session with a presentation on children born of war in Ukraine and discussed this in the wider historical perspective by looking both at CBOW and other groups of children that have been stolen and deported in various conflicts.

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