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US considering new sanctions against Russia over Ukraine conflict
February 22, 2015
US Secretary of State John Kerry announced on Saturday that Washington is considering "additional sanctions" against Russia in light of the most recent events in Ukraine. In the statement, he accused Russia of engaging in "extraordinarily craven behavior at the expense of the sovereignty and integri....... [more]

UN SG voices concern over Ukraine ceasefire
February 21, 2015
A spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in a statement yesterday revealed that Ban had spoken with Ukraine Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin regarding the ceasefire in Ukraine. Ban expressed concern over the situation and informed Klimkin that the UN would continue to follow the Security Co....... [more]

Amnesty urges protection of Ukraine civilians
February 12, 2015
Amnesty International (AI) on Thursday urged both sides to the conflict in eastern Ukraine to "take immediate steps to protect civilians in the days before comes into force ... on Saturday night at midnight." According to the group, civilians are now at an even greater risk, as both sides will "try....... [more]

Ukraine parliament votes to dismiss top prosecutor for lack of reform
February 10, 2015
The Ukrainian parliament on Tuesday voted to dismiss General Prosecutor Vitaliy Yarema from office for his failure to bring reform and justice in light of last year's revolution. The proposal stemmed from President Petro Poroshenko and received 291 votes. Significant government reform is one of the....... [more]

UN rights chief urges halt to escalated fighting in Ukraine
February 3, 2015
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein on Tuesday called for both sides of the Ukraine conflict to halt "the dangerous escalation in the fighting" in response to the human rights "situation in the east of the country." The death toll now exceeds 5,358, and Zeid said that many pu....... [more]

Dutch judge approves Russian hacking suspect's extradition to US
January 27, 2015
A judge for the District Court of The Hague on Tuesday approved the extradition to the US of a Russian citizen suspected of involvement in a multimillion dollar computer hack. Vladimir Drinkman will be sent to New Jersey, where three other Russians and a Ukrainian citizen are charged in a data breac....... [more]

UN: Death toll in Ukraine exceeds 5,000
January 23, 2015
The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on Friday released a statement saying that at least 5,086 people have been killed since the conflict in Ukraine began in April 2014, but expressed concerns that the real figure may be much higher. At least 262 people were killed in the past 9 d....... [more]

UN: 2015 must be the time for global action
January 11, 2015
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, briefing the General Assembly on Thursday, presented his report which proposes a new development agenda and called 2015 a "time for global action." The Secretary General said this year could see major advances in development, peace and human rights. The....... [more]

Why Incendiary Weapons are Here to Stay
December 22, 2014
JURIST Guest Columnist Sascha-Dominik Bachmann, of Bournemouth University in the UK, discusses the present use of incendiary weapons within its legal framework and why the use of such weapons is most likely to continue, as a response to Human Rights Watch's call to end incendiary weapon use in Ukrai....... [more]

TRC Before the Bloodshed?
December 11, 2014
JURIST is seeking commentary on the methods through which a troubled society might reconcile differences prior to the outbreak of large-scale violence. Could the Truth and Reconciliation Commission model that was brought to bear in South Africa, Liberia, Argentina, Indonesia and many other countries....... [more]

UNICEF: 2014 a devastating year for children
December 8, 2014
The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) issued a press release Friday declaring 2014 "a devastating year for children" citing the 15 million children affected by violent conflicts in the Central African Republic, Iraq, South Sudan, the State of Palestine, Syria and Ukraine. Beyond the newly erupted conflict....... [more]




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