March 27, 2014
by Emily Osgood
JURIST Guest Columnist Pavlo Malyuta, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy Class of 2016, comments on the passage of new Ukrainian laws that restrict fundamental rights such as freedom of speech and assembly ... On January 16, 2014 the Supreme Council of Ukraine adopted a number of ...[read more]
March 25, 2014
by Zachariah Rivenbark
The Ukrainian Crisis The Ukrainian government under President Viktor Yanukovych announced on November 21, 2013, that it had suspended preparation for a trade deal with the European Union. The decision purportedly came about as a result of intense pressure from the Russian Federation to reject ...[read more]
February 27, 2014
by Sean Gallagher
On this episode of the JURIST Podcast, Pitt Law students Taras Shablii and Slava Opeida discuss the recent protests, legislation and political deals to come out of their native Ukraine. They gave some background on the cause of the first wave of protests: the suspension of negotiations on a long- ...[read more]
February 23, 2014
by Benjamin Minegar
US Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday threatened targeted sanctions against the Ukrainian officials responsible for violence against civilian protesters. Biden urged Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich to remove security forces from Kiev and to take "immediate and tangible steps" toward ending ...[read more]
February 22, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
On Saturday, the Ukrainian parliament voted to remove President Viktor Yanukovich. The vote followed Yanukovich's statement that he would not be resigning despite current escalating violence. At least 25 individuals have been reported dead and more than 240 injured, in protests that escalated ...[read more]
February 22, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
Ukraine opposition icon and former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko was released from prison Saturday when the Supreme Council of Ukraine, Verkhovna Rada, voted to decriminalize the charges that had been brought against her. Tymoshenko, an ardent critic of current President Viktor Yanukovich, was ...[read more]
February 3, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
Leaders of Ukraine's anti-government protests on Monday pressed Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich for further concessions, including a return to an earlier constitution that would limit presidential powers and a revival of the EU fair trade agreement (FTA). Arseny Yatsenyuk, the parliamentary... ...[read more]
January 25, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych promised concessions on Friday in response to the growing unrest in the country. The concessions would include a change in Yanukovych's cabinet members, amnesty for many imprisoned protesters who have not been accused of serious crimes, and reform of the country' ...[read more]
January 18, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych on Friday signed a bill punishing by fines or arrest the blockading of public buildings, protesters wearing masks or helmets, the dissemination of Internet slander, and providing facilities or equipment for unauthorized meetings. The law was passed earlier ...[read more]
January 17, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
Ukraine lawmakers on Thursday passed legislation punishing by fines or arrest the blockading of public buildings, protesters wearing masks or helmets, the dissemination of Internet slander, and providing facilities or equipment for unauthorized meetings. Critics allege the laws were passed to ...[read more]

Support JURIST

We rely on our readers to keep JURIST running

 Donate now!

© Copyright JURIST Legal News and Research Services, Inc., 2013.