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Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: EU and G7 sanctions test West’s resolve

As successive packages of international sanctions imposed against Russia since 24 February weigh heavily on the global economy, there’s been growing unease in the West that the country is not bearing the brunt of the restrictions.

Released on Nov 24, 2022

Sanctions – Between words and war

The war in Ukraine has compelled countries to impose increasingly stringent sanctions on Russia.

Released on Nov 18, 2022

Law firms have ‘key role to play’ in response to Ukraine, says regulator

The Solicitors Regulation Authority says ‘all firms that provide legal services’ must comply with new UK restrictions on providing transactional legal advisory services to Russian clients.

Released on Nov 11, 2022

UN to appoint Special Rapporteur to investigate human rights abuses in Russia

On 7 October, the UN Human Rights Council passed a historic resolution to appoint a Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Russian Federation. The move marks the first time the UN body will examine the rights record of one of the so-called P5 members that hold permanent seats on the UN Security Council.

Released on Oct 28, 2022

Ukraine: IBA supports legal profession’s push for accountability

Despite the ongoing hostilities, time has not stood still for Ukraine’s legal profession. As a recent trip to Kyiv by the IBA Executive Director revealed, the country’s legal community continues to advocate for citizens’ rights as troops fight Russian aggression on the frontline.

Released on Oct 13, 2022

Ukraine: From the USSR to the EU

As the world reflects on Mikhail Gorbachev’s role in dissolving the Soviet Union, and Ukraine continues its fight for independence, Global Insight assesses the challenges the country and its leaders are facing to meet the requirements for EU accession.

Released on Sep 23, 2022

Nuclear weapons: Review of non-proliferation treaty ends without consensus amid fears over Zaporizhzhia power plant

Repeated shelling at Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, which began in mid-August, has greatly intensified fears of nuclear disaster. The Zaporizhzhia plant – one of the world’s largest nuclear stations – fell to Russian military forces soon after Russia invaded Ukraine in February.

Released on Sep 9, 2022

Food security: Grain deal ‘partially addresses’ food export challenges for Ukraine

Ukraine and Russia signed the Black Sea Grain Initiative in late July, aiming to restart the resumption of grain exports from Ukraine via the Black Sea after months of delay.

Released on Aug 17, 2022

Holding Russia to account

In this Global Insight podcast, we examine how both the corporate world and the international justice system can hold perpetrators of war crimes and the crime of aggression to account, and assess the failures of international systems to provide security to date.

Released on Aug 4, 2022

Ukraine conflict highlights legal issues surrounding international commercial surrogacy

Recent events – including the war in Ukraine – have brought the legal and ethical issues surrounding international commercial surrogacy into sharp focus. The practice refers to the buying and selling of surrogacy arrangements, with the child’s mother receiving payment from the intended parents.

Released on Jul 29, 2022

On the breadline

The Ukraine–Russia war has exacerbated problems with food security as both sides are major contributors to global supply lines. Global Insight assesses whether we’re living in a food crisis and, if so, what can be done.

Released on Jul 22, 2022

Ending Putin's war

With the death toll in Ukraine continuing to rise, dissenting voices within Russia all but silenced and propaganda prevailing, Global Insight assesses what, if anything, can be done to stop Putin

Released on Jul 18, 2022

Russia: Expropriation fears rising as companies exit

International businesses in Russia face growing challenges as the government threatens to expropriate or nationalise foreign-owned assets of companies exiting the market.

Released on Jul 15, 2022

SLAPPs – Lawfare against justice

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

Ukraine: Invasion both bolsters and tests Russia’s relationship with China

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

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: Finland and Sweden bid to join NATO

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

Business and human rights: Corporations make mass exodus from Russia

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

Ukraine: First war crime conviction against Russian soldier

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

From atrocities to accountability

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

Energy security: Germany updates its laws to face challenges emerging from Ukraine war

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 future of refugee protection

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

‘Lawfare against justice’

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

Prisoners of war in the age of social media

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

The Ukraine Refugee crisis

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

North American Regional Forum – April 2022 – From the Chair

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

Mind your client: law firms must choose to be responsible gatekeepers

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

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: War crimes in Bucha mark ‘turning point’

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

Ukraine: Refugee crisis emphasises need for coordinated international response

Released on Apr 19, 2022

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine brings anti-money laundering into sharp focus

Released on Apr 11, 2022

Invasion of Ukraine prompts law firms to exit Russia en masse

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

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