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Legal news from Saturday, February 22, 2014
by Matthew Pomy

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) set the deadline for all Syrian chemical weapons to be destroyed by June 30. While the OPCW did not comment on the plan, several organizations are critical …

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by Matthew Pomy

On Saturday, the Ukrainian parliament voted to remove President Viktor Yanukovich. The vote followed Yanukovich's statement that he would not be resigning despite current escalating violence. At least 25 individuals have been reported dead and more than 240 injured, in protests that escalated when individuals began a march on Parliament …

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by Nicholas Tomsho

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

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