Ukraine Crisis

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New legislation has been developed in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine to strengthen the government's ability to respond to a curtailment of oil supplies. Ministers have approved the publication of the Oil Emergency Contingency and Transfer of Renewable Transport Fuels Functions Bill 2022, w

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Over £18 billion worth of Russian assets have been frozen as a result of UK sanctions, according to the first official figures. The figures have been published by the Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI) in its first annual review since Russia's invasion of Ukraine, which led to

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Dr Łukasz Grzejdziak, the Ronan Harty Newman Fellow at UCD Sutherland School of Law, has been appointed as an international expert in a major training programme for Ukrainian judges. The training programme, organised with the National School of Judges of Ukraine, is funded by the European Union thr

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Russia and Belarus have been removed from the list of countries whose nationals can avail of the short-stay visa waiver programme to travel to Ireland. The programme allows nationals of certain countries who have entered the UK on foot of certain UK short-stay visas to travel to Ireland without need

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The Law Society of Ireland has awarded its inaugural Justice Award to the people of Ukraine. The new award was created to recognise extraordinary contributions to the discourse and development of Ireland's legal landscape through legal practice, academia, social justice or rights advocacy.

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An event marking the opening of the new legal year in Ukraine has been cancelled as a result of missile strikes across the country. The Ukrainian Bar Association (UBA) had invited legal professionals from across Europe to virtually attend tonight's event, which was set to be addressed by Vsevolod Kn

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The Ukrainian Bar Association (UBA) has called on world governments to respond to Russia's purported annexation of four Ukrainian regions with stronger sanctions, arms deliveries and international war crimes investigations. Russian president Vladimir Putin today ratified legislation annexing Donetsk

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Ireland has filed an intervention at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) as a third party in the case taken by Ukraine against the Russian Federation under the Genocide Convention. Ukraine instituted proceedings against the Russian Federation in February. In its application to the court, Ukrain

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Russia has officially ceased to be a party to the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). In a statement, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) said Russia formally ceased to be a party to the ECHR on Friday 16 September 2022 following its expulsion from the Council of Europe in March.

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Russian nationals applying for short-stay visas from EU countries must be subject to a "strict assessment of security risks", the European Commission has said. The Commission has published new guidelines for member states following a decision to suspend the EU's visa facilitation agreement with Russ

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The Ukrainian Bar Association has invited lawyers from around the world to attend an online event exploring the history of war crimes tribunals and what lessons can be applied to the war in Ukraine. Dr Mark Ellis, executive director of the International Bar Association (IBA), will be interviewed by

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Amnesty International has condemned moves by Russian-backed armed groups to try Ukrainian prisoners of war in a so-called "international tribunal" in Mariupol as illegal and abusive. Reports and pictures shared on social media appear to show cages being built inside the Mariupol Philharmonic Hall to

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Amnesty International has said it will conduct an internal review following a high-profile row over a report accusing Ukraine's armed forces of endangering civilians. A press release issued by the human rights organisation on Thursday 4 August said researchers had found "evidence of Ukrainian forces

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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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