Ukraine Crisis

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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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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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