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Ukraine prosecutor opens criminal investigation against Russia law enforcement agency
September 30, 2014
Ukrainian state prosecutors announced Tuesday that they have opened a criminal investigation against Russian law enforcement agency the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, accusing it of supporting separatist and "terrorist" groups in the east of the country. The investigation follow....... [more]

Judicial Backsliding in Russia
September 30, 2014
JURIST Guest Columnist William Partlett, of the Chinese University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law, discusses recent reforms to Russia's judicial system ... Russia is well known for having poor rule of law. Recent empirical research, however, suggests that this reputation is not completely justified. Th....... [more]

Russia high court upholds ban on 'homosexual propaganda'
September 25, 2014
The Constitutional Court of Russia ruled Thursday that the law banning "propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations" among minors is not in breach of the Russian Constitution. The controversial law, which entered into force in June 2013, was challenged by three LGBT-rights activists: Nikolay Al....... [more]

Russia billionaire placed under house arrest on money laundering charges
September 17, 2014
Vladimir Yevtushenkov, Sistema's chairman and largest shareholder, was placed on house arrest Tuesday after being accused of money laundering. Yevtushenkov is one of Russia's richest men and is estimated by Forbes to be worth approximately USD $4.5 billion. Sistema insists that the charges are base....... [more]

Evidence of war crimes on both sides of Ukraine conflict: Amnesty
September 8, 2014
Amnesty International (AI) said Sunday that both Ukrainian militia and separatist forces may be responsible for war crimes, with all sides of the conflict showing disregard for civilian lives. AI Secretary General Salil Shetty called on the involved parties to stop all violations of the laws of war....... [more]

World Health Organization calls for strong regulation of electronic cigarettes
August 27, 2014
The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday called for strict regulation of electronic cigarettes, including a ban on the usage of the devices in public places and advertising targeting minors. The report, which will be debated by member states in October in Moscow, states that a great deal of un....... [more]

Russia bans agricultural imports from the US and Europe
August 7, 2014
Vladimir Putin on Wednesday banned all imports of agricultural products from the US and fruit and vegetables from Europe. The ban, which could last up to one year, was a tactical response to countries that have imposed sanctions on Russia for its support of Ukrainian rebels. The ban will have widesp....... [more]

EU adopts new sanctions against Russia
August 5, 2014
The new Russian discount airline Dobrolet on Monday suspended all flights as a result of tightening EU sanctions against Dobrolet and Russia. The EU on Wednesday stated that the airline's service from Moscow to Crimea "facilitates the integration of the illegally annexed Autonomous Republic of Crime....... [more]

A Cold War in Cyberspace: Does the US Have Jurisdiction Over Russian Hackers?
August 1, 2014
JURIST Guest Columnist Arkady Bukh of the Law Offices of Bukh & Associates describes the recent arrest of an alleged Russian cyber criminal and its place in the history of cybercrime... The recent arrest of Russian citizen Roman Valeravich Seleznev by US authorities for alleged cyber crimes hig....... [more]

European Court rules in favor of former Russia oil Company
August 1, 2014
The European Court for Human Rights (ECHR) on Thursday ruled that Russia must pay ? 1.87 billion (USD $2.51 billion) to the former owners of the now defunct Russian oil company Yukos to compensate for unfair tax proceedings. The ECHR ruling comes three years after the court first found that Ru....... [more]

Seven arrested in $1.6 million StubHub fraud case
July 24, 2014
New York District Attorney Cyrus Vance announced Wednesday that police have arrested seven individuals on charges connecting them to an international group that defrauded the online ticketing service StubHub of approximately $1.6 million. Six of the seven arrests were made Tuesday, including three i....... [more]




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