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Dutch prosecutors open war crimes probe into Malaysia Airlines crash
July 21, 2014
A spokesperson for the Dutch Public Prosecutor said Monday that their office has opened a war crimes investigation into last week's crash of Malaysia Airlines MH17 in Ukraine. Prosecutors are investigating allegations of murder, war crimes and intentionally downing an airliner, and a representative....... [more]

AI: evidence of abductions, violence in Ukraine
July 12, 2014
There is mounting evidence of abductions and violence against activists, protesters and journalists in eastern Ukraine over the last three months, Amnesty International (AI) reported Friday. The report, entitled Abductions and Torture in Eastern Ukraine, documents the findings of allegations of abd....... [more]

Ukraine president signs EU trade and economic pact
June 28, 2014
New Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Friday signed a trade and economic pact with the European Union (EU) in an attempt to move from past Russian ties towards European influence. Ukraine, along with Georgia and the Republic of Moldova, is currently a part of the Conference of the Regional and....... [more]

Putin urges compromise in Ukraine
June 22, 2014
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday expressed support for a cease-fire in Ukraine's battle against pro-Russian separatists and called for both sides to negotiate a compromise. Following a ceremony commemorating the millions who died following the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union on June 22....... [more]

UN reports breakdown of law and order in Ukraine
June 20, 2014
The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on Wednesday issued a report on Ukraine that cites increasing evidence of abductions, detentions, torture and killings in the two eastern regions of the country where armed forces hold control. The report also cites a number of worrying trends....... [more]

Poroshenko claims Ukraine presidency
May 25, 2014
Frontrunner Petro Poroshenko claimed Ukraine's presidency on Sunday after exit polls gave him an absolute majority in the first round of voting. Billionaire candy-maker Poroshenko, who is known as the "chocolate king," garnered more than 55 percent of votes. While announcing his victory, Poroshenko....... [more]

The Russian Constitutional Path To The Annexation Of Crimea
May 25, 2014
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 separated from the former Union of Soviet Socialist....... [more]

Crimea and Ukraine 2014: A Brief Reflection on Russia's 'Protective Interventionism'
May 22, 2014
JURIST Guest Columnist Sascha-Dominik Bachmann of Bournemouth University in the United Kingdom argues that while their recent annexation of Crimea and apparent willingness to use military force in Eastern Ukraine, the prospect of a Ukrainian civil war has diminished the need for Russia to engage in....... [more]

UN finds "alarming" deterioration of human rights in eastern Ukraine
May 18, 2014
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 serious problems emerging in Crimea, especially in relatio....... [more]

Russia calls for dialogue with Ukraine separatists following referendum
May 12, 2014
The office of Russian President Vladimir Putin has declared that it does not wish to annex eastern Ukraine where "self-rule" referendums have overwhelmingly supported secession, but called on the Kiev government to open dialogue with the separatists. The referendums, organized by pro-Russian insurge....... [more]

UN rights chief urges calm in Ukraine
May 6, 2014
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" and to work toward a peaceful resolution of the ongoi....... [more]




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