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Corruption was endemic throughout the Trump administration. Throughout the entire length of his administration, corruption and high turnover was a daily occurrence, threatening the strength and integrity of government institutions and, in some cases, indirectly resulting in the deaths of Americans. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) was in no way immune to allegations of [...]

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Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić Sunday alleged NATO-led Kosovo Force (KFOR) peacekeepers rejected Serbia’s request to replace Serbian security forces in Kosovo. The request came amidst rising tensions between Serbia and Kosovo along Kosovo’s northern border. In an interview by New Weekend Morning, Vučić stated that KFOR told him there was “no need for the return [...]

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Kosovo Thursday reopened the largest point of border crossing to Serbia following calls from the international community to deescalate rapidly rising tensions between the two countries. Serb protesters removed barricades along the border crossing following a Wednesday night meeting with Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić. Serbian media also reported that Monday’s order to increase Serbian Army’s [...]

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The EU and several international ambassadors Monday condemned recent attacks against television journalists covering the rising tensions in northern Kosovo. Adding to a count from the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), Monday’s incident marks the fourth time television journalists have been targeted in the region since the beginning of December. In response to the attacks, [...]

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Trial Panel I Friday announced its judgement in Specialist Prosecutor v. Salih Mustafa, finding Mustafa guilty of four counts of war crimes including arbitrary detention, cruel treatment, torture and murder. The verdict is the first case at the Kosovo Specialist Chambers, an EU-backed special court to investigate the Kosovo War, to involve war crime charges. [...]

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EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell called for calm on Monday amid violence across Kosovo’s ethnic Serbian north. Recent political flashpoints have reignited decades of tensions between minority Serbs and majority Kosovo Albanians. Borrell ordered, “arricades must be removed immediately by groups of Kosovo Serbs. Calm must be restored.” He also demanded that all parties [...]

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Ukrainian law students and young lawyers are reporting for JURIST on developments in and affecting Ukraine. This dispatch is from Kateryna Prychta, a law student at Kyiv-Mohyla Academy.   After the start of full-scale military attacks by the Russian Federation’s armed forces on the territory of Ukraine, at the beginning of March, Ukraine appealed to [...]

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Russia’s unprovoked aggression against Ukraine has sparked a strong international reaction, with most states referring to the actions of the Russian army as war crimes. A number of parliaments and heads of states have recognized that yet another international crime—genocide—is being committed by the occupant’s troops. Poland’s parliament—the Sejm—was the first to pass a resolution [...]

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Kosovo police used pepper spray Monday to disperse a crowd of war veterans protesting a failed bill that would raise the minimum wage for the public sector but exclude veterans. According to the police, Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) veterans began to gather in front of the parliament for a planned rally and attempted to push into [...]

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“…Ukraine is not just a neighbouring country for us. It is an inalienable part of our own history, culture and spiritual space. These are our comrades, those dearest to us – not only colleagues, friends and people who once served together, but also relatives, people bound by blood, family ties.” — Address by the President [...]

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