Regulating Military Force Series – Justice and Accountability in the Era of Modern Mercenarism

Regulating Military Force Series – Justice and Accountability in the Era of Modern Mercenarism

| Feb 26, 2024

Regulating Military Force Series – Justice and Accountability in the Era of Modern Mercenarism Editors’ note: The author delivered remarks on the subject of this post at the conference “International Law and the Regulation of Resort to Force: Exhaustion,...
Putin Admits to Funding the Wagner Group: Implications for Russia’s State Responsibility

Putin Admits to Funding the Wagner Group: Implications for Russia’s State Responsibility

| Jun 30, 2023

Putin Admits to Funding the Wagner Group: Implications for Russia’s State Responsibility On June 27, 2023, Russian President Vladimir Putin made a remarkable announcement. After years of denying any links between the Wagner Group and the Russian State, Putin stated,...
Contracts Between the Wagner Group and Russia’s Defense Ministry: International Law Implications

Contracts Between the Wagner Group and Russia’s Defense Ministry: International Law Implications

| Jun 16, 2023

Contracts Between the Wagner Group and Russia’s Defense Ministry: International Law Implications After months of infighting between Russian defense officials and the Wagner Group, the Deputy Defense Minister, Nikolai Pankov, announced on June 10, 2023, that “volunteer...
The Wagner Group’s “No Quarter” Order and International Law

The Wagner Group’s “No Quarter” Order and International Law

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| Apr 26, 2023

The Wagner Group’s “No Quarter” Order and International Law On April 23, 2023, Yevgeny Prigozhin, the leader of the Wagner Group, instructed members of his paramilitary force to “kill everyone on the battlefield.” In a post to a Wagner-affiliated Telegram account, he...
Ukraine Symposium – The Wagner Group: Status and Accountability

Ukraine Symposium – The Wagner Group: Status and Accountability

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| Feb 23, 2023

Ukraine Symposium – The Wagner Group: Status and Accountability Since Russia commenced its full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, the Wagner Group has come out of the shadows. Used by the Kremlin as an alternative fighting force since 2014, the private...