Norwegian law firms support human rights in Ukraine

On occasion of the 2023 Sakharov Freedom Award to Truth Hounds, the law firm Wikborg Rein invited to a lunch together with their colleagues in Selmer law firm.

Both law firms provide invaluable pro bono assistance to the legal work of the Norwegian Helsinki Committee, together with Matrix Advokater. Wikborg Rein has also made a generous donation that has contributed greatly to the NHC’s work in Ukraine over the last year, including to Truth Hounds.  

Over the lunch the Truth Hounds activists and the Norwegian lawyers discussed further cooperation in, amongst other topics, sanctions compliance and universal jurisdiction: what is needed in practical steps to prosecute suspects of international crimes in Ukraine.

Roman Avramenko, executive director of Truth Hounds. Photo: Sten E. Eriksen / Wikborg Rein

– We are very grateful for this interest from Norwegian law firms, and their direct support, says executive director of Truth Hounds, Roman Avramenko.

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