Statement on Ukraine

The Board of the Dutch-Russian Law Association (DRLA) is shocked and deeply saddened by the Russian invasion in Ukraine, which shows what happens when politics supersede the rule of law. The DRLA Board strongly condemns this violation of public international law and territorial integrity of Ukraine by the Russian Federation.

We believe that our goals, to promote the rule of law in both countries and to strengthen cooperation between legal professionals in Russia and the Netherlands, have become ever more important in light of these horrible developments. The DRLA will not cease adhering to these goals, and will undertake all efforts to continue stimulating and facilitating contacts between Russian and Dutch lawyers who cherish and share the basic principles of the rule of law.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to reach out to us at any time ( 

Kind regards, 

The Board of the Dutch-Russian Law Association

Leiden, 27 February 2022

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