A New Approach to Justice and Accountability

The Atrocity Crimes Advisory Group (ACA) for Ukraine is an initiative established by the European Union, the United States, and the United Kingdom in partnership with the Government of Ukraine to support Ukraine’s efforts to ensure justice and accountability for atrocity crimes committed in the context of Russia’s full-scale invasion.

As a new approach to advancing justice in a conflict setting, ACA’s innovative model enhances national authorities’ ability to bring justice for victims of atrocity crimes through domestic mechanisms and in coordination with international expertise and bodies.

Coordinated, Multilateral Support

Three round logos in a line, representing the three partner governments, the European Union, United Kingdom, and United States

The European Union, the United States, and the United Kingdom launched the ACA in May 2022, announcing their collective efforts via a joint ministerial statement. The ACA provides coordinated, timely, multidisciplinary expert assistance to the Office of the Prosecutor General (OPG) of Ukraine, which has the primary authority and responsibility for prosecuting atrocity crimes that took place on its territory.

The ACA is an essential element of the United States’ commitment that those responsible for such crimes will be held to account.

Antony J. Blinken
US Secretary of State

The atrocities we’ve witnessed in Ukraine since Russia’s illegal invasion are sickening. Those responsible must be held to account.

James Cleverly
UK Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs

It is critical to ensure that all those responsible for the terrible atrocities committed during the unprovoked Russian military aggression in Ukraine are brought to justice. There can be no impunity for war crimes.

Josep Borrell
EU High Representative/Vice-President