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The European Parliament vs. the Hungarian Government
For the first time ever, on September 12, the European Parliament (EP) launched Article 7 TEU (Lisbon Treaty) proceedings against Hungary’s government. The Parliament began the action by adopting a report by Judith Sargentini, a member from the Nethe (More)
Hungary Assembly passes law banning foreign school
The Hungarian National Assembly on Tuesday passed a law in a fast-track process which would require foreign universities to have campuses in Hungary and their home countries.This bill threatens to push out Central European University (CEU) (More)
Hungary lawmakers approve detention of asylum-seekers
Hungarian lawmakers approved legislation on Tuesday preventing those seeking asylum from moving about the country or leaving until their claims have been investigated. This legislation requires that they instead be detained in camps. The detainment (More)
Hungary citizens vote on EU refugee referendum
Hungarian citizens gathered on Sunday to vote on a European Union (EU) referendum regarding the relocation of refugees and migrants among member states. The proposed plan seeks [Al Jazeera report] to share 160,000 asylum seekers throughout the 28-me (More)
Russia files lawsuit against Ukraine over $3 billion Eurobond debt
Russia filed suit against Ukraine on Wednesday over Ukraine's default on $3 billion in bonds. Filed in the London High Court , Russia seeks to regain the principal plus $75 million in accrued interest and legal fees. Russia bought Ukraine's debt, in (More)
1951 Refugee Convention: Moral Aspiration or Legal Obligation?
JURIST Guest Columnist Karla McKanders of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville College of Law discusses the European refugee crisis... "They are people in genuine need of our protection. There is no wall you would not climb, no sea you would not c (More)
Ukraine urges expanded ICC investigation in Crimea
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin on Friday stated that his nation has requested an expansion of the International Criminal Court (ICC) investigation in Ukraine to include recent conflicts in Crimea and eastern Ukraine. The nation already g (More)
The Russian Constitutional Path To The Annexation Of Crimea
JURIST Guest Columnist Jason Samuel, Penn State Dickinson School of Law Class of 2014, explores the constitutional framework surrounding the annexation of Crimea by Russia...When the Alma-Ata Declaration was signed on December 21, 1991, 10 nations se (More)
UN finds "alarming" deterioration of human rights in eastern Ukraine
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay announced on Friday that her 34-member monitoring team in Ukraine has produced a report showing an "alarming deterioration in the human rights situation in the east of the country, as well as seri (More)
UN rights chief urges calm in Ukraine
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Tuesday expressed grave concern over the escalating unrest in Ukraine that has brought increasing destruction and death to the region. Pillay urged opposition groups to "lay down their weapons" (More)
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