Within the past year, members of Congress have introduced nearly a dozen bills to make Russia pay for its military aggression against Ukraine. This Essay argues that none of the bills are satisfactory because they would either violate international law or fail to deliver meaningful compensation to Ukraine. Instead, the Essay urges policymakers to use economic sanctions as leverage to compel Russia to make reparations through an international claims-settlement process.
Harvard International Law Journal Online (2023)
Criddle, Evan J., "Turning Sanctions into Reparations: Lessons for Russia/Ukraine" (2023). Faculty Publications. 2123.