New York State Bar Association Strongly Condemns Violation of Rule of Law in Ukraine

By Susan DeSantis

New York State Bar Association Strongly Condemns Violation of Rule of Law in Ukraine

2.24.2022

By Susan DeSantis

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T. Andrew Brown, president of the New York State Bar Association, issued the following statement on the invasion of Ukraine:

The New York State Bar Association strongly condemns the Russian Federation’s criminal invasion of Ukraine. This act of unwarranted and illegal military aggression against a sovereign state is a flagrant violation of the United Nations Charter, Helsinki Accords, and established norms and principles of international law.

NYSBA joins the international community in demanding that the Russian Federation immediately withdraw its armed forces from Ukraine and restore Ukraine’s territorial integrity and international borders.

The invasion has resulted in the murder, injury, and suffering of many in Ukraine, including innocent women and children. NYSBA calls upon the U.S. government and the international community to restore the rule of law and to prosecute if war crimes are found to have been committed.

In December 2021, NYSBA entered a memorandum of understanding with the Ukraine Bar Association and formed a chapter in Ukraine. NYSBA supports our new friends and colleagues in Ukraine and, in this dark hour, NYSBA stands with Ukraine.

About the New York State Bar Association
The New York State Bar Association is the largest voluntary state bar association in the nation. Since 1876, NYSBA has helped shape the development of law, educated and informed the legal profession and the public, and championed the rights of New Yorkers through advocacy and guidance in our communities.

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Contact: Susan DeSantis
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