Courts Historical Society to feature Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Ukraine

April 11, 2023 Robert Abruzzese
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CITYWIDE — As the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues, the Historical Society of the New York Courts is set to present a special program, “Remarks By & Conversation with Vsevolod Kniaziev, President & Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Ukraine,” on Thursday, April 27 at 6:30 p.m.

The event, which is being co-sponsored by the NYC Bar Association, will be free and open to the public. It will take place in person at the NYCBA building at 42 West 44th Street in Manhattan and will later be available as a recording on the Society’s website.

Chief Justice Kniaziev will discuss promoting the rule of law during times of war, the organization of the Ukrainian judiciary, the selection process for judges, and his plans for initiating judiciary reforms.

He will also provide insights into the current state of Ukraine and its courts under wartime conditions, the role of his courts in adjudicating wartime crimes against Ukrainian citizens, and coordination with international courts on violations of international law.

Chief Justice Kniaziev will be joined by Hon. John Walker, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and Hon. Albert Rosenblatt, retired Associate Judge of the New York Court of Appeals, and president emeritus of the Historical Society of the New York Courts.The Historical Society of the New York Courts is a non-profit organization founded in 2002 by then Chief Judge Judith Kaye. Its mission is to preserve, protect, and promote the legal history of New York, including its courts and the development of the Rule of Law.


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