Ukraine crisis

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The International Court of Justice has ordered Russia to end its invasion of Ukraine. “The Russian Federation shall immediately suspend the military operations that it commenced on Feb 24, 2022 on the territory of Ukraine,” judges at the United Nations’ highest court said in a 13-2

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Russia is no longer a party to the European Convention on Human Rights, having withdrawn from the Council of Europe before an expected expulsion over its invasion of Ukraine. The decision was announced hours before a vote at the CoE's assembly yesterday. Russia accused Western countries of undermini

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The International Court of Justice (ICJ) will make a ruling this afternoon on proceedings brought by Ukraine against Russia over the legal basis for its ongoing invasion. Ukraine denies Russian allegations that it has committed acts of genocide in the territory of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People'

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The Law Society of Ireland has launched a new sanctions resource hub to help solicitors ensure compliance with EU sanctions on Russia and Belarus. The online hub is aimed at sole practitioners and small to medium law firms in particular, helping them to respond to sanctions which are rapidly increas

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Irish and Ukrainian lawyers will examine the legal ramifications of Russia's invasion of Ukraine at a webinar hosted by The Bar of Ireland and its EU Bar Association next week. The free event, taking place on Tuesday 15 March from 4.15pm to 5.30pm, will also hear from the Dean of Warsaw Bar Council

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Corporate law firm Eversheds Sutherland has become the latest international firm to announce the end of its operations in Russia. The firm expanded into Russia in 2017 and has around 50 staff across two offices in Moscow and St Petersburg, which will now close.

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Immigration barristers in Ireland have joined colleagues from across the European Union in offering pro bono legal assistance to Ukrainians fleeing the Russian invasion. The Immigration, Asylum & Citizenship Bar Association (IACBA) is coordinating and inviting practitioners to participate on a r

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The Northern Ireland Young Solicitors Association (NIYSA) has donated £2,000 towards a grassroots humanitarian emergency appeal organised by Belfast-based solicitor Joanna Tobolska-Walczuk. Ms Tobolska-Walczuk and her sister are organising an emergency collection of the most needed items for t

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Irish lawyers have joined their colleagues from across Europe in offering free legal advice to Ukrainian nationals seeking asylum in a safe country. The European Young Bar Association (EYBA) has published a list of lawyers from 18 countries, including Ireland and the UK, who are available to give ad

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Ukraine has filed an application instituting proceedings against the Russian Federation before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) concerning “a dispute ... relating to the interpretation, application and fulfilment of the 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of G

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The Law Society of Ireland has joined the international condemnation of Russia's invasion of Ukraine. In a statement issued on Friday evening, Law Society president Michelle Ní Longáin said: "This use of threat and force is a clear violation of international law by which all UN member

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