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International Constitution-Making in Ukraine
April 19, 2014
JURIST Guest Columnist William Partlett of Columbia University School of Law discusses the current state of the controversy in Ukraine... Constitution-making has rapidly moved to the forefront of the East-West standoff in the Ukraine. Prime Minister Arsenii Yatsenyuk recently announced an ambitious....... [more]

Ukraine asks ICC to investigate protester deaths
April 18, 2014
The Ukrainian government urged the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Thursday to open an investigation into any serious international crimes committed within the territory from late 2013 to early 2014. The possible crimes committed within Ukraine include acts of genocide, crimes against humanity....... [more]

Diplomats promise amnesty for Ukraine protesters
April 18, 2014
Russia, Ukraine, the US and the EU on Thursday issued a joint statement on the situation in Ukraine after a Ukrainian military base was attacked in an act of increasing violence between government troops and pro-Russia militias. The statement promises amnesty "to protesters and to those who have lef....... [more]

Council of Europe: continent facing worst human rights crisis since Cold War
April 17, 2014
The Council of Europe's (COE) Secretary General Thorbjorn Jagland issued a report Wednesday addressing the dire human rights issues Europe is facing. Jagland stated in the report that more action needs to be taken due to the Ukrainian crisis creating a negative impact on European society. In the pr....... [more]

UN report finds rights violations in Ukraine
April 16, 2014
The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) issued a report Tuesday finding rights violations leading up to and stemming from widespread protests that began last November. The report indicates that corruption remains one of the chief problems in Ukraine, generating much of the un....... [more]

UN urges peaceful solution in Ukraine
April 14, 2014
The UN Security Council convened Sunday to address violence occurring in the Ukraine between government troops and pro-Russia militias. Ukrainian special forces reportedly exchanged gunfire with the militias early Sunday, resulting in at least one death and several injuries. Sources indicate that th....... [more]

HRW: New Ukraine law threatens judicial independence
April 10, 2014
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Thursday criticized a law passed by the Ukrainian parliament , saying that it violates judicial independence and should be struck down. The law, On Restoring Confidence in the Judiciary, sets forth circumstances under which a judge could be put through judicial review an....... [more]

France court overturns extradition of former Kazakhstan energy minsiter
April 9, 2014
A French appellate court on Wednesday overturned the extradition of Mukhtar Ablyazov, Kazakhstan's former energy minister accused of misappropriating USD $6 billion from BTA Bank. In January, a French trial court in the Aix-En Province agreed to extradition requests from Russia and Ukraine, both o....... [more]

Ukraine implicates members of elite police force in protester shooting
April 3, 2014
An inquiry by the interim Ukrainian government on Wednesday implicated members of the special Berkut riot police in the deaths of 76 anti-government protesters in Kiev in February. Interior Minister Arsen Avakov presented initial findings before reporters indicating twelve members of the elite polic....... [more]

US Congress approves legislation to aid Ukraine
March 28, 2014
Both the US Senate and the House of Representatives on Thursday approved nearly identical bills that would send a $1 billion aid package to Ukraine and place new sanctions on Russia. The bill passed by a vote of 98-2 in the Senate and 399-19 in the House. Despite the overwhelming support of the bill....... [more]

UN invalidates Crimea referendum
March 28, 2014
The UN General Assembly approved a resolution on Thursday declaring the Crimean referendum to secede from Ukraine invalid. The resolution calls upon all UN states, international organizations and specialty agencies not to recognize any change in status of the Crimean region despite the referendum ....... [more]




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