Markiyan Kliuchkovskyi (LLM '05) appointed as Executive Director of the International Register of Damage in Ukraine

The University of Pittsburgh School of Law and its Center for International Legal Education congratulate Markiyan Kliuchkovskyi (LLM '05) on his appointment as Executive Director of the International Register of Damage Caused by the Aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine. He will lead the Register, as well as the further work to establish a reparations mechanism for Ukraine.

The Register of Damage was established in May 2023, and will have its seat in The Hague, Netherlands. It will serve as a record of claims and evidence of damage, loss or injury caused by the Russian aggression against Ukraine, and will establish a solid legal framework to hold the aggressor state accountable for the damage caused to Ukraine and Ukrainians.

Pitt Law is proud to have Markiyan, and over 30 other current Ukrainian lawyers, among our LLM alumni.  Last year, we welcomed eight fully-funded Ukrainian students as part of our Rule of Law Scholars program, and this year will welcome three more.  Ronald Brand, Academic Director of CILE notes that “Our work in and with Ukraine began more than 20 years ago and has focused on training talented young Ukrainian lawyers like Markiyan to be able to make a positive difference in a country that recent events have shown to be key to global relationships and to the security of Europe and the United States. We are proud of our graduates who are now leading the effort in many positions to help bring peace, stability, and reconstruction to Ukraine.”

According to Professor Charles Kotuby, the Executive Director of CILE, “Markiyan exemplifies the type of global lawyer we are educating in Pittsburgh, and the work we are continuing to do to assist Ukrainians and Ukraine.”  Professor Kotuby has just been named as a Visiting Professor Law at the Kyiv School of Economics and continues to represent Ukrainian interests in international litigation and arbitration matters.