This report is authored and published as part of Global Rights Compliance’s (GRC) Starvation Mobile Justice Team. The Starvation Mobile Justice Team is part of the UK, EU and US-sponsored Atrocity Crimes Advisory Group (ACA) which was launched in response to the need of the OPG to increase capacity to investigate and prosecute atrocity crimes perpetrated since the invasion by Russian Forces of Ukraine. Other partners include the EU Mission (EUAM), Pravo Justice and the International Law and Development Organisation (IDLO), while GRC’s Starvation workstream is funded in part by the Kingdom of the Netherlands. 

The Starvation Mobile Justice Team is one of multiple Mobile Justice Teams set up by international human rights law firm Global Rights Compliance – led by world-leading British human rights barrister, Wayne Jordash KC – to provide critical support to the Ukrainian Office of the Prosecutor General by assisting Ukrainian investigators and prosecutors on the ground as the conflict continues. The teams bring together leading domestic and international experts in the field of international criminal law, mass atrocity crimes investigations and case-building, as well as providing support to victims and witnesses. 

The Starvation Mobile Justice Team is funded by the Kingdom of the Netherlands’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The views expressed in this paper are those of the authors (Global Rights Compliance) and may not be or coincide with the official position of The Netherlands. 

The findings in this report are the result of a three-months investigation by GRC, utilizing the findings of an investigation by the Centre for Information Resilience (CIR) and Intelligence Management Services Limited (IMSL), which supported GRC as open-source consultants to investigate the widespread structure and logistics of extraction using their expertise and OSINT methods and tools. 

Global Rights Compliance (GRC) is an international legal foundation based in The Hague, Netherlands (with additional presence in the United Kingdom, Ukraine, and Washington DC) which was founded by international lawyers with a mission to enable people and communities to achieve justice through the innovative application of international law. We have established a reputation as a leading supplier of humanitarian and human rights legal services across the sprectrum of technical legal and policy advice, litigation, capacity-building and advocacy. GRC offers: (i) decades of proven expertise in International Human Rights Law (IHRL), International Humanitarian Law (IHL) (the law of armed conflict), and International Criminal Law (ICL); (ii) an exhaustive understanding of documentation and how to use it for legal action; and (iii) proven experience in transforming datta into relevant and probative evidence and international advocacy to generate measurable policy and justice outcomes. We possess unrivalled global expertise and granular knowleddge on the crime of starvation and right to food violations, derived from a dedicated starvation portfolio established in 2017. 

Centre for Information Resilience (CIR) is an independent, non-profit social enterprise dedicated to countering disinformation, exposing human rights abuses, and combating online behaviour harmful to women and minorities. We achieve these goals through research, digital investigations, strategic communications, building the capacity of local partners, and collaboration with media to amplify the impact of our work. Working in partnership with affected populations, CIR employs cutting-edge research techniques and technology to capture, assess and verfy open-source data that provides evidence of human rights abuses committed by authoritarian States and malign actors. We turn that data into live reporting, trend analysis and in- depth investigations, and produce in-depth data packages that are shared with donors, multilateral organisations, civil society and media working to hold those responsible for the abuses to account. 

Intelligence Management Services Limited (IMSL) is a UK based intelligence company that specialises in discrete in-depth investigations, OSINT and capability building. 

The images in this report are either publicly available or have been independently purchased by GRC, CIR, and IMSL through a licencing agreement. All are identified in this report. 

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