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Legal news from Saturday, February 22, 2014

[JURIST] After failing to meet a February 3 deadline, Syria released a 100-day plan to dispose of their chemical weapons on Friday. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) [official website] set the deadline for all Syrian chemical weapons to be destroyed by June 30. While the OPCW … [read more]

[JURIST] On Saturday, the Ukrainian parliament [official website] voted to remove President Viktor Yanukovich [official website; JURIST news archive]. The vote followed Yanukovich's statement that he would not be resigning despite current escalating violence. At least 25 individuals have been reported dead [WP report] and more than 240 injured, in … [read more]

[JURIST] Ukraine opposition icon and former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko [official website; JURIST news archive] was released from prison Saturday when the Supreme Council of Ukraine, Verkhovna Rada [official website], voted to decriminalize the charges that had been brought against her. Tymoshenko, an ardent critic of current President Viktor Yanukovich … [read more]

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