Statement / Statement by the Commonwealth Lawyers Association on the attack on Ukraine
Statement by the Commonwealth Lawyers Association on the attack on Ukraine
The CLA condemns the brutal, unjustified and unlawful invasion of Ukraine by the Russian State.
International Law is clear. The brutal and unprovoked attack on the Ukraine breaches fundamental principles of international law. The loss of life and damage to property and infrastructure are appalling and a humanitarian outrage.
We, as an organisation and as individuals, stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine.
The world has rightly condemned the actions of Russia and the CLA joins the UN in calling for Russia to “immediately, completely and unconditionally withdraw all of its military forces from the territory of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders.”
Commonwealth Lawyers Association (CLA)
3rd March 2022
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