May 12, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
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 ...[read more]
February 1, 2013
by Leigh Argentieri
JURIST Guest Columnist Oksana Siruk, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, discusses the procedural violations and controversy behind the Ukrainian National Referendum Law...On November 6, 2012, the Ukrainian Parliament adopted new legislation regulating national referendums. Ukraine ...[read more]
November 27, 2012
by Sarah Paulsworth
Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych on Tuesday signed a law on conducting national referendums. Pursuant to the law, referendums can be used to approve altering the wording of the constitution, to amend the constitution and to repeal a law amending the constitution. They can also be used to ...[read more]
June 26, 2012
by David Mulock
JURIST Guest Columnist Lynne Marie Kohm of Regent University School of Law says that the November 2012 elections will involve historic referendums in several states on legislation related to same-sex marriage...The legislative and democratic events surrounding marriage have been anything but ...[read more]
September 19, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On September 19, 2007, the UN rejected Taiwain's 15th bid for UN membership when UN committee balked at placing the issue on the General Assembly's agenda. Taiwan, which officially refers to itself as the Republic of China (ROC), was kicked out of the UN in 1971 by General Assembly Resolution 2758 ...[read more]
November 23, 2010
by Maureen Cosgrove
The Israeli Knesset approved legislation Monday that would require referendums on peace treaties involving ceding land that the country has annexed. In a 65-33 vote, the legislature decided that a referendum would be required for any agreement involving the surrender of annexed land that fails to ...[read more]
February 11, 2010
by Daniel Makosky
The National Assembly of the Bosnian Serb Republic, Republika Srpska, passed legislation Wednesday intended to ease the process of holding referendums. Initiatives passed using the method would be binding only in the Serbian region, but some believe that it may lead to a referendum on ...[read more]
December 2, 2008
by Andrew Wood
Allen St. Pierre: The recent results on voter referendums in Switzerland to allow for permanent heroin assisted treatments, but against decriminalizing cannabis possession are vexingly informative.The near 40% support at the polls for cannabis decriminalization shows a strong plurality, but d... ...[read more]
April 4, 2008
by Jaime Jansen
The Russian State Duma, the country's lower house of parliament, voted 363-8 Friday to approve new restrictions on national referendums, despite a universal walk-out by all 57 Communist Party members. Referendums are binding under Russian law, and the new restrictions effectively bar referendum... ...[read more]
March 22, 2008
by Nick Fiske
The Taiwanese Central Election Commission said Saturday that two national referendums on whether to proceed with a proposed bid for United Nations (UN) membership have failed. The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), headed by outgoing Taiwanese President Chen Shui-Bian, put forth one of the ...[read more]

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