Russia's war against Ukraine raises numerous legal questions concerning the law of war and property protection, dispute resolution in civil and commercial disputes, as well as in the area of labor and tax law, in addition to the international and humanitarian law aspects. The related legal challenges for Ukrainians at home as well as abroad and their solutions will be discussed in the online talk of the Department for Legal Studies and International Relations on 20 June 2022.
Prof Thomas Ratka, Head of the Department for Legal Studies and International Relations and Assitant Prof Gabriel M. Lentner, both from the University for Continuing Education Krems, have organized the Department Talk, which intends to discuss the current issues of martial law, which was declared in Ukraine on 24 February 2022. This concerns not least special provisions of private law - more precisely the forced confiscation and sale of property and compensation for damages - and labor law, but also the restrictions on the fundamental rights and freedoms of citizens. Together with Ukrainian scientists and practitioners from the field of law, a focus will be put on how the judicial system in Ukraine operates during the war, furthermore in discussion are issues related to tax law and international commercial arbitration.
Perspective of Ukrainian Lawyers
In his short lecture, the former Deputy Minister of Justice of Ukraine, Prof Yurii Prytyka, Head of the Institute of Civil Procedure at the National Taras Shevchenko University in Kiev and arbitrator at the International Commercial Arbitration Court (ICAC), will address the private law regulations of martial law in Ukraine as well as the current international commercial arbitration. Prof Iryna Izarova, Professor of Civil Procedure Law at the National Taras Shevchenko University in Kiev and visiting scholar at the Department for Legal Studies and International Relations at the University for Continuing Education Krems, will address the Ukrainian judiciary and litigation in the midst of war.
Vladyslava Turkanova, a PhD student at the Law Faculty of the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, will look at the enforcement of court decisions in the occupied territories of Ukraine. Olena Terekh, Associate University Professor of Civil Procedure at the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, will speak about labor regulations - in particular, the restriction of rights and freedoms of citizens under martial law. Finally, Vira Savchenko, CEO of BDO in Ukraine, will focus on updates of tax legislation in Ukraine during the state of war.
Department Talk: Legal Challenges and Solutions for Ukrainians at Home and Abroad
Martial Law and the Protection of Property, Civil and Commercial Dispute Resolution, Labor Law, Tax Law
Date: 20 June 2022
Online via Zoom