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Comment and analysis: Why the world needs a tribunal to try the Russian leadership for the crime of aggression

There is no existing international mechanism that can try Russia’s top political and military leadership for the crime of aggression against Ukraine - so the international community must create one.

Released on Mar 8, 2023

Ukraine and the energy markets

The war has had a major impact on oil and gas supplies. Global Insight assesses the implications.

Released on Feb 1, 2023

Putin’s Russia: hope in the darkest of times

Evgenia Kara-Murza is the wife of Russian opposition leader Vladimir Kara-Murza, who is currently imprisoned in Russia on charges of treason. In this interview with James Lewis, IBA Director of Content, she discusses her husband’s and her own activism, the media in Russia, the repressive Putin regime, and how she maintains hope in the darkest of times.

Released on Jan 18, 2023

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: UN adopts resolution calling for war reparations

On 14 November, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution calling on Russia to pay war reparations in the latest addition to intensifying efforts being made by multilateral institutions to hold the Putin regime to account for its ongoing aggression in Ukraine.

Released on Dec 16, 2022

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: Diplomatic solutions considered to bring conflict to an end

In early November, as Moscow announced its retreat from the Ukrainian city of Kherson, General Mark Milley, the Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff General, saw an opportunity for negotiations.

Released on Dec 15, 2022

The world must not turn a blind eye to genocidal intent

In this article, written exclusively for Global Insight, Ukraine’s Prosecutor General explains why what the world is witnessing in Ukraine should be treated as genocide.

Released on Dec 5, 2022

Legal and business news analysis - Global Insight Dec/Jan 2023

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

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