Global law firm Taylor Wessing has published an information guide for Ukrainian refugees arriving in Ireland. The guide, available from the firm's website, includes legal and practical information on visas, transportation, employment rights and healthcare.
A group of lawyers from the UK should be banned from entering the US because they have allegedly “enabled malign activities of Russian oligarchs”, a congressman has claimed. Steve Cohen, a congressman from Tennessee, has called for six media lawyers to be refused visas.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
Ukraine: Russia’s siege warfare tactics unlawfully killing civilians – new testimony and investigation
The Russian military’s siege warfare tactics in Ukraine, marked by indiscriminate attacks on densely-populated areas, are unlawfully killing civilians in several cities, Amnesty International said today in a new on-the-ground investigation. For the first time, Amnesty International field inves
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.
Liam Flynn, partner at Mason Hayes & Curran (MHC), considers the implications of sanctions on Russia for Irish financial service providers. Since late February, the EU has introduced several financial sanctions on Russia in response to its invasion of Ukraine. These broad and wide-ranging EU Cou
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
The UK government's proposed repeal of the Human Rights Act would “wind the constitutional clock back to the 1990s” and is “particularly unwise” now because of the actions of Russia in Ukraine, experts have warned. Government plans to replace the legislation with a British Bi
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
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