Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law

Articles from Vol. 45, No. 3, Spring

Current Status of the "Katyn Case" in Russia
While not denying the mass executions of Polish prisoners of war by the Soviet NKVD, Russian authorities currently only recognize the Katyn Massacre as an ordinary crime that is long time-barred. Only a few leaders of the NKVD have been found guilty...
The Birth and Persistence of the Katyn Lie
As a result of the German invasion of Poland in September 1, 1939 and then the Soviet invasion on September 17, half of Poland's territory came under Soviet rule. In the spring of 1940, the Soviets murdered about 22,000 Polish officers--including prisoners...
The Crime of Genocide Committed against the Poles by the USSR before and during World War II: An International Legal Study
The USSR's genocidal activity against the Polish nation started before World War II. For instance, during the NKVD's "Polish operation" of 1937 and 1938, the Communist regime exterminated about 85,000 Poles living at that time on the prewar territory...
The Reach and the Grasp of International Criminal Justice - How Do We Lengthen the Arm of the Law?
Thank you very much, Dean Lawrence Mitchell and Professor Michael Scharf, and thank you to Case Western and the Cox Center for International Justice and Law. It is a great honor for me to be here and to be receiving this award from the Cox Center because...
Using Civil Remedies in Corruption and Asset Recovery Cases
Civil law remedies are a credible and effective tool for countries interested in recovering stolen assets--both when criminal procedures are unlikely to yield a result or in addition to such measures. They do not replace criminal prosecutions and confiscation...