Tag results for 'Ukraine'
In this Global Insight podcast, we look at growing concerns over the use of Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPPs) – an intimidation tool frequently used to silence journalists, activists, critics and other public watchdogs.
Released on Jun 23, 2022
In May during the G7 mid-year meetings, the German Minister for Foreign Affairs, Annalena Baerbock, accused Russia of leading a ‘grain war’, referring to the implications of its invasion of Ukraine for global food security. She added that Russia was jeopardising the world’s grain supply by blocking Ukrainian ports.
Released on Jun 15, 2022
The war in Ukraine has heightened security concerns in Europe and prompted Finland and Sweden’s request to join NATO. The unprecedented move has been heralded as an historic policy shift to deter Russian aggression in the region.
Released on Jun 13, 2022
The corporate fallout from the war in Ukraine has been staggering. Since the end of February nearly 1,000 international companies have left Russia as their presence on the ground became increasingly untenable in the wake of the invasion.
Released on May 27, 2022
A court in Ukraine has convicted a Russian soldier of killing an unarmed Ukrainian civilian in the country’s first war crimes trial since the invasion began.
Released on May 26, 2022
As horrendous acts are perpetrated daily in Ukraine, Global Insight examines the ways of holding those responsible to account, the limits of existing mechanisms and where there’s potential for new ways of achieving justice.
Released on May 24, 2022
In late May, the German parliament made amendments to a 1975 law that enables the state to temporarily assume control of an energy company to ensure supply in the face of a market failure.
Released on May 23, 2022
The Ukraine refugee crisis has prompted unprecedented public and political support. Global Insight assesses the potential for more compassionate responses to future crises.
Released on May 20, 2022
The war in Ukraine has brought an awareness of the extremely dire consequences of corruption. Global Insight examines the dangers of leaving legal systems open to abuse by the rich and powerful
Released on May 20, 2022
Given the amount of Russian disinformation, Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky’s ability to use the media to galvanise the international community has been a key feature of the conflict. But, as the Geneva Conventions make clear, there are limits.
Released on May 19, 2022
In this Global Insight podcast, we explore the unprecedented reaction to the plight of Ukrainian refugees and the need for a coordinated, compassionate international response, and assess the situation for displaced people from other conflict zones, such as Afghanistan.
Released on Apr 27, 2022
This is an introduction from the NARF’s Chair to the spring newsletter. It details upcoming programmes hosted by the NARF at the IBA 2022 Annual Conference.
Released on Apr 26, 2022
Putin’s invasion of Ukraine has prompted international legal service providers to shut down operations in Russia, marking a palpable shift in the sector. If law firms do not re-examine their ethical standards and the moral standing of their clients, regulators may do it for them.
Released on Apr 25, 2022
In early April, reports emerged that at least 300 civilians had been killed in Bucha. Despite vehement denials by the Russian authorities, satellite images outlining mass graves in the small Kyiv suburb gave the strongest indication yet that Russian troops had committed war crimes on Ukrainian soil.
Released on Apr 22, 2022
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In the space of just two weeks, 26 international law firms unceremoniously announced they are closing their Russian offices following the country’s aggression in Ukraine. Some have been in Russia for 30 years. But, as the brutal reality of the conflict has unfolded, it’s become clear there was no alternative but to leave.
Released on Apr 11, 2022
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has shone a light on the challenges of prosecuting war criminals. Global Insight interviewed Professor Philip Leach earlier this year, as he was stepping down from his role as director of the European Human Rights Advocacy Centre. Leach, a professor of human rights law at Middlesex University, spoke to us again a month after the conflict began.
Released on Apr 11, 2022
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As the Ukraine conflict continues into its second month, with no immediate resolution in sight, several Middle Eastern countries increasingly find themselves having to take sides and choosing among security, business agreements and, in some cases, keeping food staples on the table for many families.
Released on Mar 28, 2022
As global powers grapple to contain the Ukraine crisis, Global Insight assesses whether the conflict could be a watershed moment for international anti-corruption efforts and the fight against autocracy.
Released on Mar 22, 2022
The Russian invasion of Ukraine shocked the world. Global Insight assesses the lead-up to the conflict, its fallout and the ongoing international efforts to hold those in power to account
Released on Mar 15, 2022
The Ukraine conflict has already caused over 1,000 civilian casualties and the worst refugee crisis since the second World War, urging calls for those responsible to be held to account in international courts.
Released on Mar 14, 2022
In this Global Insight podcast, we look at the background to the Ukraine crisis, Russia’s hybrid warfare campaign and the role of sanctions in fighting aggression and autocracy.
Released on Mar 3, 2022
After weeks of rising tensions on Ukraine’s borders and clashes on the ground, on 21 February Russian President Vladimir Putin announced he was recognising the rebel-controlled areas of Donetsk and Luhansk as independent states and ordered troops into the country.
Released on Feb 22, 2022
As the campaign for vaccination against Covid-19 in Ukraine goes on and new measures and restrictions are introduced by the government, more questions are raised regarding mandatory vaccination for employees.
Released on Dec 15, 2021
The return of illegally acquired assets is a quite complicated and long-lasting process within criminal proceedings and Ukraine is constantly looking for more effective methods. One of such mechanisms is the so-called ‘civil forfeiture’.
Released on Nov 1, 2021
The article provides an overview of the latest changes and law-enforcement practice in combating corruption in Ukraine.
Released on Oct 29, 2021
Ukrainian jury trials in criminal cases: reasons behind their inefficiency and suggestions for improvement
The jury system is quite common worldwide. In some countries, such as the United Kingdom and United States, trial by jury has been in place for hundreds of years, while many other jurisdictions have only begun involving jurors to justice relatively recently or are in the process of developing or implementing this institution. Trial by jury in Ukraine dates back to as recently as 2012 with the adoption of the new Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine (CPC) by Ukraine’s parliament. The Ukrainian jury belongs to a mixed system where cases are heard by two professional judges and three jurors, and the decision is made by a simple majority of votes.
Released on Oct 28, 2021