Gordon Brown urges Nuremberg-style tribunal for Putin’s crimes

Former British prime minister Gordon Brown has suggested western countries should create a Nuremberg-style tribunal to try Russian president Vladimir Putin for his invasion of Ukraine.

During an online panel hosted by the Chatham House think tank this afternoon, Brown spoke alongside Ukrainian foreign minister Dmytro Kuleba. 

The International Military Tribunals and the Nuremberg trials tried Nazi war criminals in the aftermath of the Second World War.

Brown argued that “President Putin has posed a fateful challenge to the post-1945 international order. He has sought to replace the rule of law with a misuse of force.

He added: “If we were to acquiesce in any way, none of us could ever take freedom or democracy for granted ever again.”