Ukraine Crisis

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The International Criminal Court has issued arrest warrants for Vladimir Putin and Maria Lvova-Belova, Russia's commissioner for children’s rights, over the deportation of Ukrainian children. ICC Prosecutor Karim Khan KC said in a statement that the Pre-Trial Chamber "has confirmed that there

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Today, 24 February 2023, marks exactly one year since Russia invaded Ukraine. In October 2022, at the opening ceremony of the IBA Annual Conference in Miami, Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy addressed delegates by video in which he referred to members of the audience as "defenders of th

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Ukrainian refugees in Ireland will benefit from a 12-month extension to their temporary protection permissions, the government has announced. Some 75,000 people fleeing the war in Ukraine have been granted temporary protection in Ireland since 9 March 2022. Each permission is granted for a period of

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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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