Ukraine crisis

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The Law Society of Ireland will host a networking and information event for displaced Ukrainian lawyers next week. Michelle Ní Longáin, president of the Law Society, will be among the guest speakers at the event, taking place at Blackhall Place on Wednesday 27 July from 2pm to 6pm.

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Ukraine's prosecutor general has been suspended amid allegations that officials in her office have collaborated with Russian authorities. Reports initially said Iryna Venediktova, who has served as prosecutor general since 2020, was dismissed from the position by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, befor

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A Moscow court has sentenced an opposition councillor and lawyer to seven years' imprisonment for criticising Russia's invasion of Ukraine, in what is the first sentence to be given for such offences. Alexei Gorinov, a deputy at Moscow’s Krasnoselsky district council, was arrested in April and

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Foreign lawyers have been invited to join the Ukraine Bar Association (UBA) to show support for the war-torn country's legal profession. Lawyers anywhere in the world can become 'international participants' for €200 per year to "join our cause and help us continue our activities".

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New planning regulations will allow for the fast-tracking of temporary accommodation for Ukrainian refugees in Ireland. Certain classes of temporary development, including residential accommodation, undertaken by or on behalf of a State authority, to provide protection to displaced persons from Ukra

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Russia has been told by the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) to stay the execution of two British men serving in the Ukrainian army who were captured in Mariupol and sentenced to death. The applicants, Shaun Pinner and Aiden Aslin, are British citizens who were born in 1973 and 1994, respectiv

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The International Criminal Court (ICC) is seeking to open an office in Kyiv to support its investigations into alleged war crimes in Ukraine. Karim Khan, the ICC prosecutor, confirmed the move at a press conference yesterday following meetings with Ukrainian, Polish and Lithuanian prosecutors at Eur

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Ireland will opt-in to the centralised European depository for evidence collected of international war crimes in Ukraine, the government has announced. Motions will be brought before the Dáil and Seanad by justice minister Helen McEntee this week to seek Oireachtas backing for Ireland's invol

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Ireland has agreed to provide an additional €3 million in funding to the International Criminal Court (ICC). The funding announcement, made by foreign affairs minister Simon Coveney on a visit to Kyiv last week, includes €1 million to be disbursed immediately to the Office of the Prosecuto

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The Vasileostrovsky District Court in Saint Petersburg yesterday placed Aleksandra Skochilenko, an activist who replaced price tags in supermarkets with anti-war slogans, into pre-trial detention amid a wider clampdown on a network of feminist-led anti-war activists, Amnesty International has said.

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