Statement on the Russian attack on Ukraine
The Czech Society of International Law considers the invasion of the Russian Federation into the territory of Ukraine to be a flagrant breach of international law.
The situation in Ukraine constitutes a breach of international peace and security. This is a violation of the prohibition of the use of force (Article 2, paragraph 4 of the UN Charter), which is a fundamental norm of international law. The Russian Federation has committed the act of aggression against Ukraine and armed attack within the meaning of Article 51 of the UN Charter.
The Russian aggression against Ukraine needs to be condemned in the strongest terms and the Russian Federation shall immediately cease its use of force against Ukraine and shall refrain from any further unlawful threat or use of force against any UN member state. In our view, the applicable rules of international law should be used properly and should not be misinterpreted.
We express our support for all those affected by the war, including our colleagues from the Ukrainian Association of International Law.