For The Record

Professor Chiara Giorgetti has been named to a working group that will advise the government of Ukraine on claims and reparations resulting from the 2022 Russian military invasion. Giorgetti is one of five senior fellows guiding the work of the International Claims and Reparations Project, established at the request of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and based at Columbia University in New York.

“Ukraine and its partners cannot wait for Russia to conclude its unlawful acts before envisaging possible reparations processes,” Giorgetti and two other members of the project wrote at in May. “Rather, they should initiate diplomatic talks now, thereby taking advantage of current political support … and signaling to Russia that it will pay for the harm it continues to cause.”

Giorgetti, who’s been on the Richmond Law faculty since 2012, specializes in international law and international courts and tribunals; she has practiced international arbitration in Washington and Geneva and has worked extensively with the United Nations. Earlier in her career, she clerked at the International Court of Justice in The Hague.