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The UN Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR) issued a statement Friday raising alarm about Russia’s recent adoption of a punitive “fake news” law. According to the experts, the law places Russia under a “total information blackout” on the war. The Russian parliament had unanimously voted for certain amendments to the Criminal [...]

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Abstract: Earlier, as part of Russia’s escalating aggression against Ukraine – an aggression that now includes armed attack on a nuclear power plant – President Vladimir Putin placed his nuclear forces on high alert. Correspondingly, the United States should now recalibrate how best to “play” the increasingly complex “games” of military nuclear strategy. Most worrisome, [...]

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The basic international law One of the most fundamental rules of international law is that States are prohibited from using force to resolve their international disputes. Any State that uses force against the territorial integrity or political independence of another State violates this solemn rule of international law. Applying this rule, the use of force [...]

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Ukraine Ambassador to the UN Yevheniia Filipenko called for an inquiry Monday into alleged war crimes perpetrated by Russia as its invasion of Ukraine unfolds. Filipenko said: “Russian forces’ attempt to sow panic among the population by specifically targeting kindergartens and orphanages, hospitals and mobile medical aid brigades thus committing acts that may amount to [...]

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Ukraine instituted proceedings against Russia Saturday before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in Hague in light of Russia’s ongoing attack on Ukraine. According to Ukraine, the case concerns “a dispute . . . relating to the interpretation, application and fulfilment of the 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.” [...]

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Moldovan President Maia Sandu announced Thursday that the country will be closing its airspaces and asked the government to declare a state of emergency following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The country is preparing to harbor “tens of thousands” of Ukrainian refugees as a result of the recent attacks. Within hours of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s [...]

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As Russian troops closed in on Ukraine by land, sea and air on Thursday, US, Canadian and EU leaders imposed new waves of sanctions against Moscow, citing grave concerns that left unchecked, Russian aggression threatens to upend global order. Earlier Thursday, Russia’s Vladimir Putin ordered a so-called “special military operation” into Ukraine — essentially a [...]

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The European Council voted to adopt a fourth round of sanctions against Myanmar Monday, citing a “continuing grave situation intensifying human rights violations in Myanmar” in the aftermath of the 2021 military coup. Previous EU sanctions have targeted weapons and equipment, an export ban on goods used by the military and border guard and a [...]

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It’s been one full year since Myanmar has come once again under military rule. Since the February 1, 2021 coup, the poverty-stricken Southeast Asian nation has attracted international media attention, but for the wrong reasons. The country, with a 60 million population of varied ethnicities, continues to witness public protests against the junta, counter military [...]

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