October 28, 2014
by Andrew Morgan
JURIST is seeking the opinion of experts and practitioners on the effects that "break-away" and/or autonomous regions have on international law, and the effects that international law has on the search for statehood in these regions. Potential topics could include: Accession to international ...[read more]
March 25, 2014
by Neil Devlin
Ukraine is an independent nation in Eastern Europe and a former republic of the Soviet Union. In 1954, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev transferred Crimea from Russia to Ukraine. When the Soviet Union dissolved in 1991, the region remained under Ukrainian control. Ethnic Russians have continued to ...[read more]
March 25, 2014
by Michael Roberts
Sparked by frustration with the social and economic conditions in Russia during the country's involvement in World War I, the Russian people rioted against Tsar Nicholas II. The Tsar's government collapsed in February 1917, and this "February Revolution" brought a new socialist economic system ...[read more]
July 29, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On July 29, 2010, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed a bill granting additional powers to the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB), the Russian Federation's successor to the former USSR's KGB. The bill, which the Russian parliament approved earlier that month, gave the FSB authority to ...[read more]
April 28, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On April 28, 2005, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) sentenced Mika Muhimana, a former councilor in the western Rwandan province of Kibuyea, to life imprisonment for his role in the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Judge Khalida Rashid Khan said the tribunal had found beyond any ...[read more]
October 28, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
On October 28, 2005, Mexico ratified the Rome Statute, becoming the 100th signatory to the 1998 treaty creating the International Criminal Court (ICC). The court was established to try individuals for serious international crimes, including genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity. Its ...[read more]
August 23, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
On August 23, 1939, Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union signed the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, affirming a policy of non-aggression between the two countries. In a secret addendum, the two nations also agreed on how they would conquer and divide Poland. The Pact ended when Germany invaded the USSR on ...[read more]
August 21, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
On August 21, 1944, the Washington Conversations on International Peace and Security opened in the Dumbarton Oaks mansion in Washington, DC. From the opening of the conference until its close on October 7, representatives of the US, USSR, the UK and the Republic of China laid the groundwork for ...[read more]
July 29, 2010
by Daniel Richey
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Thursday signed into law a bill that will grant controversial new powers to the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB), the Russian Federation's successor to the former USSR's KGB. The bill, which the Russian parliament approved earlier this month, will give ...[read more]
June 18, 2010
by Andrew Morgan
On June 18, 1979, the United States and Soviet Union signed the SALT II nuclear arms limitation treaty. The treaty was part of a series of nuclear arms reduction treaties signed between the U.S. and U.S.S.R. SALT II was preceded by SALT I and followed by the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) ...[read more]

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