Ukraine crisis

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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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The High Court in London has adjourned a $4.2 billion fraud trial involving a Ukrainian state-owned bank and several Ukrainian defendants on the basis that the defendants cannot properly prepare in light of Russia's invasion of their country. The case was brought by PrivatBank, the largest commercia

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Russia has been suspended from the UN Human Rights Council following a vote at the UN General Assembly. Ninety-three members voted in favour of the move yesterday while 24 were against and 58 abstained.

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Russian military forces have extrajudicially executed civilians in Ukraine in apparent war crimes, Amnesty International said today as it published harrowing new testimony following on-the-ground research. Amnesty's crisis response investigators interviewed more than 20 people from villages and town

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Ireland will make a voluntary contribution of €150,000 to the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) of the International Criminal Court (ICC) following the launch of an investigation into the situation in Ukraine, the government has announced. Karim A. A. Khan QC has appealed to all state parties to t

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Irish judges have offered assistance to their Ukrainian colleagues who are in Ireland or are travelling to Ireland. The Association of Judges of Ireland (AJI) has added a strictly confidential form to its website specifically for Ukrainian judges and their families to get in touch.

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Global law firm Quinn Emanuel has been instructed by Ukraine's Ministry of Defence to bring proceedings against Russia in the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR). Alex Gerbi and Julianne Hughes-Jennett, partners in the London office of the US-headquartered firm, have taken on Ukraine's case on a

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