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A Moscow court has sentenced an opposition councillor and lawyer to seven years' imprisonment for criticising Russia's invasion of Ukraine, in what is the first sentence to be given for such offences. Alexei Gorinov, a deputy at Moscow’s Krasnoselsky district council, was arrested in April and

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Foreign lawyers have been invited to join the Ukraine Bar Association (UBA) to show support for the war-torn country's legal profession. Lawyers anywhere in the world can become 'international participants' for €200 per year to "join our cause and help us continue our activities".

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Russia has been told by the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) to stay the execution of two British men serving in the Ukrainian army who were captured in Mariupol and sentenced to death. The applicants, Shaun Pinner and Aiden Aslin, are British citizens who were born in 1973 and 1994, respectiv

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Tom Stocker, partner and sanctions expert at Pinsent Masons, discusses the implications for businesses that comply with sanctions on Russian trade. Despite successive rounds of UK, EU and US sanctions ratcheting up the pressure on Putin’s government and a further round of sanctions being immin

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Lawyers are to run the distance from Edinburgh to Kyiv this month in aid of Ukraine. David Duncan and Douglas McConnell from Duncan & McConnell Solicitors are among a team running 2698 km between 1 May and 31 May, which equates to 208km/130miles each.

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The High Court in London has adjourned a $4.2 billion fraud trial involving a Ukrainian state-owned bank and several Ukrainian defendants on the basis that the defendants cannot properly prepare in light of Russia's invasion of their country. The case was brought by PrivatBank, the largest commercia

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Russia has been suspended from the UN Human Rights Council following a vote at the UN General Assembly. Ninety-three members voted in favour of the move yesterday while 24 were against and 58 abstained.

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The Solicitors Regulation Authority is conducting spot checks on law firms Parliament has said are working for Russian oligarchs. The professional body has been mentioned in debates at Westminster as MPs try to find out what is being done to penalise firms which may be in breach of their regulatory

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Russian military forces have extrajudicially executed civilians in Ukraine in apparent war crimes, Amnesty International said today as it published new testimony following on-the-ground research. Amnesty International’s Crisis Response investigators interviewed more than 20 people from village

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Experts from the University of Edinburgh Law School are hosting a virtual event on the international legal challenges raised by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Through short presentations, the session will offer a range of perspectives across the field of international law to think through how l

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