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The Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) announced on Tuesday that Leonid Pasichnyk, the leader of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic in the occupied territory of Ukraine’s Luhansk province, has been sentenced to 12 years in prison. In a press release, the SSU announced the conviction of Leonid Pasichnyk, stating he was found guilty under Articles [...]

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The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention said Evan Gershkovich, a Wall Street Journal reporter, is arbitrarily detained for espionage and should be released on Tuesday. The submission criticized the Russian government for the serious unjustifiable deprivation of his freedom and rights during the criminal procedure. The UN working group on arbitrary detention found that [...]

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Law students and young lawyers in Afghanistan are reporting for JURIST on the situation there after the Taliban takeover. For privacy and security reasons, we are withholding the name of  our correspondent filing this dispatch.   The Doha Meeting on the situation in Afghanistan brought together representatives from 25 countries as well as 5 major international [...]

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The Russian Ministry of Defense announced on Sunday that it took control of two settlements located in Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk region. In a brief daily update on Telegram, the Ministry announced the capture of Spirne and Novoaleksandrovka, which the Russian government recognizes as part of the Donetsk People’s Republic. Ukraine’s military has not confirmed this [...]

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Law students and young lawyers in Afghanistan are reporting for JURIST on the situation there after the Taliban takeover. For privacy and security reasons, we are withholding the name of  our correspondent filing this dispatch.  The international community has begun two days of high-level meetings in Doha, Qatar focusing on the situation in Afghanistan. This [...]

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The UN Secretary-General António Guterres celebrated on Saturday the successful conclusion of the Fourth Review Conference on combating illicit small arms and light weapons. He hailed the adoption of a “strong outcome document” as a significant milestone and indicator of progress. The document included recommendations for the global community. Secretary-General Guterres said, “The proliferation, diversion [...]

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Jonah Leff, Director of Conflict Armament Research (CAR), presented evidence to the United Nations Security Council on Friday linking North Korean-manufactured weapons to the those found to have been launched during Russia’s conflict in Ukraine. The briefing, requested by France, Japan, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and the United States, was conducted under the agenda [...]

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The UN announced on Thursday the additional deployment of UN peacekeepers in the southeast Haut Mbomou region of the Central African Republic to prevent further violence. Valentine Rugwabiza, the head of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), announced the deployment at a UN Security Council Briefing. Rugwabiza reported that [...]

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Here, the author Pitasanna Shanmugathas a graduate from Vermont Law looks at the reprisals faced by prominent whistleblowers in the wake of Julian Assange’s release, and the threat whistleblower prosecutions raise to media freedom and the principles of transparency and accountability in government… The release of Julian Assange after years of legal battles highlights the [...]

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The Bank of Italy identified over 150,000 suspicious transaction in 2023, including possible illegal transactions to Russia, Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) said in its 2023 annual report posted publicly on Wednesday. The FIU annual report detailed the possibility of these illegal transactions towards Russia. The alleged transactions were monitored in the Aggregate Anti-Money Laundering Reports (SARA), [...]

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