Ukraine

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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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Sir Howard Morrison QC KCMG has been appointed by the UK government to advise Ukraine's top prosecutor on the investigation and prosecution of war crimes committed by Russia during its invasion of Ukraine. Sir Howard had an extensive judicial career in the UK and internationally, including serving a

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Former Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, has called for the creation of an International Anti-Corruption Court to make "provision for the extraterritorial punishment of corrupt leaders of countries such as Russia". Writing in The Times today, Mr Brown said Vladimir Putin should be brought to justice for

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Regulations have been passed to put in place "a safe, fast and free" vetting system for those who open their homes to displaced Ukrainians. Under the scheme, volunteer hosts will be able to apply for expedited disclosure checks. These enhanced checks will offer the same level of scrutiny as the init

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Global law firm Quinn Emanuel has been instructed by Ukraine's Ministry of Defence to bring proceedings against Russia in the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR). Alex Gerbi and Julianne Hughes-Jennett, partners in the London office of the US-headquartered firm, have taken on Ukraine's case pro b

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The International Court of Justice has ordered Russia to end its invasion of Ukraine. “The Russian Federation shall immediately suspend the military operations that it commenced on Feb 24, 2022 on the territory of Ukraine,” judges at the United Nations’ highest court said in a 13-2

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The International Court of Justice (ICJ) will make a ruling this afternoon on proceedings brought by Ukraine against Russia over the legal basis for its ongoing invasion. Ukraine denies Russian allegations that it has committed acts of genocide in the territory of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People'

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Russia is no longer a party to the European Convention on Human Rights, having withdrawn from the Council of Europe before an expected expulsion over its invasion of Ukraine. The decision was announced hours before a vote at the CoE's assembly yesterday. Russia accused Western countries of undermini

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The Crown Office has backed a memorandum of co-operation over "crimes of the gravest concern to the entire international community" made between the offices of the UK Attorney General and the Prosecutor General of Ukraine.  The Lord Advocate, Dorothy Bain QC, expressed her support for the

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David Conlan Smyth SC, Anna Bazarchina BL, William Morrin BL and Patrick Fitzgerald BL – members of the EU Bar Association of Ireland – unpick the legal hurdles and steps involved in Ukraine becoming a member state of the European Union. On 28 February 2022, just four days after being in

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A Russian air strike that reportedly killed 47 civilians in the Ukrainian city of Chernihiv may constitute a war crime, Amnesty International said following an investigation into the attack. At approximately 12.15pm on Thursday 3 March, the small public square formed by Chernihiv’s Viacheslava

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Businesses in Scotland are being urged to withdraw from trading with Russia, following its invasion of Ukraine. Finance and Economy Secretary Kate Forbes has asked companies to take economic action by reviewing operations for links and connections to Russia and severing them.

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