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After the Second World War, the International Committee of the Red Cross created new treaties to constrain the methods and means of warfare—a stark acknowledgment that armed conflict would continue to exist and that the world needed updated legal limits on the waging of war. The Geneva Conventions (1949), Additional Protocols (1977) and customary international [...]

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The Council of the EU Friday imposed its fifth round of economic and individual sanctions against Russia for its ongoing aggression against Ukraine. This fifth package of sanctions is comprised of six elements. The first is a complete import ban on all forms of Russian coal. European imports of coal are worth about €8 billion [...]

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The United States House of Representatives Wednesday passed the Burma Act of 2021. The Burma Act requires the Department of State to report to Congress on the military coup in Burma (Myanmar), including a description of US efforts to (1) engage with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to support a return to Burma’s democratic transition [...]

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The US Department of State Wednesday formally accused Russia of committing war crimes in Ukraine. In a statement, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced that the Department of State’s assessment was based on “a careful review of available information from public and intelligence sources.” Specifically, the statement affirmed that “any of the sites Russia’s [...]

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“The dust from which the first man was created was gathered in all four corners of the earth.”          – Talmud Reforming International Law In the midst of Russia’s escalating crimes against Ukraine, the United States and other nations have one widely  overlooked obligation: To re-examine and re-conceptualize core elements of authoritative [...]

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UK communication services regulator Ofcom Friday revoked Russian state-controlled broadcaster RT’s license to broadcast in the UK. This revocation is effective immediately. UK Culture Secretary Nadine Dorrie sent a letter to Ofcom in February, accusing RT of spreading disinformation and requesting that Ofcom take action if necessary. In response to the letter, Ofcom CEO Dame Melanie Dawes [...]

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Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy Thursday signed into law a bill which creates a legal pathway for a cryptocurrency market in Ukraine. The bill, “On Virtual Assets,” was initially developed as a joint effort from Ukraine’s Ministry of Digital Transformation and industry representatives. Last month, the Ukraine legislature considered and passed the bill. With Zelenskyy’s signature, the [...]

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