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Kremlin.ru // Public Domain

Seven months into Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine, amid mounting evidence of Russian battlefield losses, Putin announced his country’s latest annexation of four territories. In a rambling speech that alternately sought legitimacy for the annexations in the UN Charter and railed against Western colonialism and transgender rights, the enigmatic Russian leader revealed a great deal about [...]

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Kremlin // Public domain

“This is not a bluff,” Russian President Vladimir Putin said of Moscow’s willingness to deploy nuclear weapons in Ukraine during a meandering speech on Wednesday, in which he also laid the groundwork for Russia’s annexation of several Ukrainian regions, and announced a partial military mobilization. Hours after Putin’s address, US President Joe Biden referred to [...]

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The situation in Myanmar continues to deteriorate, with news received on July 25 that four activists have been executed. The executions are the first carried out in Myanmar for several decades. The government mouthpiece, the Global New Light of Myanmar, claimed that the activists’ crimes were “giving directions, making arrangements, committing conspiracies for brutal and [...]

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On 20 July 2022, a man who had recently lost a parliamentary election was appointed President of Sri Lanka. A closer look at what led to Ranil Wickramasinghe’s presidential reign highlights an array of Constitutional quirks that threaten to continue to undermine democracy in the island nation. Wickramasinghe was hoisted into the presidency after obtaining [...]

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JURIST Deputy Features Editor Jaimee Francis talked with Ukrainian student Mariia Lazareva to get her unique perspective on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Mariia is originally from Kyiv, Ukraine and is still currently living there. This is part of an ongoing series of interviews with JURIST’s Ukraine correspondents, who include law and policy students and young [...]

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Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, CC, via Wikimedia Commons

JURIST Deputy Features Editor Jaimee Francis talked with Ukrainian student Kateryna Kyrychenko to get her unique perspective on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Kateryna is originally from Kharkiv, Ukraine, and is now based in the Czech Republic. This is part of an ongoing series of interviews with JURIST’s Ukraine correspondents, who include law and policy students [...]

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JURIST Deputy Features Editor Jamiee Francis talked with Ukrainian student Nastya Moysenko to get her unique perspective on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Nastya is originally from Kyiv, Ukraine and is currently living in Moldova. This is part of an ongoing series of interviews with JURIST’s Ukraine correspondents, who include law and policy students and young [...]

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“The bottom line is this – we have a political moment here, where the world is somewhat united about doing something about Russia, particularly the crime of aggression,” said David Crane, former Chief Prosecutor for the Special Court for Sierra Leone and founder of Global Accountability Network (GAN).  What action the world will take in [...]

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More than two years after gunman Gabriel Wortman went on a shooting spree that killed 22 people in rural Nova Scotia, questions of why and how this atrocity happened still weigh heavily on Nova Scotian hearts. Families of the victims and the citizens of Nova Scotia have demanded accountability from the authorities under whose watch [...]

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Before the United States withdrew its forces from Afghanistan last August, Najla Raheel was a busy lawyer specializing in assisting victims of domestic violence. She dedicated her free time to serving on legislative committees to strengthen protections for women’s rights. She also served in the upper echelons of the country’s nascent independent bar association. But [...]

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