The Czech Presidency of the European Union, the Free University of Brussels and the Brussels School of Governance are happy to invite you for a high-level academic debate on The Role of International Organizations in Countering Russia’s Aggression against Ukraine.
Since the invasion of Ukraine started on 24 February 2022, the United Nations, the European Union and the Council of Europe have provided extensive support to Ukraine and taken a wide variety of sanctions against Russia. The high-level debate will focus on the role played by these organizations and their significance in upholding and further developing international law.
This event will take place in-person in Aula Q.A (Roger Van Geen) of the VUB Campus Etterbeek (Pleinlaan, 1050 Brussels).
Introduction by Prof. Stefaan Smis, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Key-note by Prof. Tom Ruys, Universiteit Gent
- Dr. Emil Ruffer, Legal Advisor to the Czech Foreign Ministry, Prague
- Ana Gomez, Head of Public International Law Division and Treaty Office of the Council of Europe, Strasburg
- Stephan Marquardt, Deputy Head of the Legal Department of the European External Action Service, Brussels
- André Bouquet, Acting Director for External Relations of the European Commission Legal Service, Brussels
The event provides a unique opportunity to exchange views with leading academics and practitioners on international law, who shape its practice on a daily basis.