Gravity of the Past: Polish-Ukrainian Memory War and Freedom of Speech

There is a power to the words ‘I remember’: the power of an event long past, exerting itself upon the present […] When the words begin a flow of warmth or love, it is a positive, binding power, but it is the most divisive and negative one p...Read More

UNESCO And EUAM Cooperate To Train Law Enforcement Officers In Ukraine On Freedom Of Expression And Safety Of Journalists

news_160218_ukraine.jpg © UNESCO 16 February 2018 UNESCO organized for the first time with the European Union Advisory Mission (EUAM) in Ukraine a training for law enforcement officers on freedom of expression and safety of journalists in K...Read More

A Moving Conference: Rights, Justice and Memories of the City

Conferences rarely get reviewed (but see a recent such review here), but given the amount of time, money and carbon emissions that goes into them, we may wish to evaluate them. Moreover, in reviewing a conference, we can try to capture and ...Read More

Ukraine Files WTO Complaint Over Russian Import, Transit Restrictions

Ukraine claims that the measures at issue are inconsistent with provisions of the WTO’s General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) 1994, the Trade Facilitation Agreement, the Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade and the Agreement on ...Read More

(Non-)Recognition of De Facto Regimes in Case Law of the European Court of Human Rights: Implications for Cases Involving Crimea and Eastern Ukraine

In an increasing number of cases, the European Court of Human Rights (‘ECtHR’, ‘the Court’) has been dealing with the question of the application of the European Convention on Human Rights (‘ECHR’, ‘Convention’) on territories which are out...Read More

Ukraine enacts controversial Ukrainian language education law

[JURIST] Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko [official website] signed [press release] a controversial education bill into law on Monday that makes Ukrainian the required language in state schols, among other things. Specifically, the law ...Read More

Ukraine Files WTO Complaint Over Kazakhstan Steel Duties

Ukraine claims that the measures at issue are inconsistent with a number of substantive, evidentiary and procedural obligations under the WTO’s Anti-Dumping Agreement.  Further information is available in document WT/DS530/1 What is a reque...Read More

Twenty Years of the ECHR in Ukraine

Twenty years ago, in September 1997, the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) entered into force for Ukraine. By ratifying the Convention, Ukraine recognised the compulsory jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR). W...Read More

UN: Ukraine tensions continue to flare despite recent decrease in civilian deaths

[JURIST] Last month marked a welcome trend in the Ukrainian conflict, with civilian deaths decreasing for the first time in three years, according to a report [text, PDF] released Tuesday by the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human ...Read More


Conference Hears Address by the Foreign Minister of Finland and Statements on the Latest Security Council Resolution Imposing New Sanctions against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea 12 September 2017 The Conference on Disarmament th...Read More

Stability and Differentiation in the European Union

This book analyses how the European Union should react to the threats and challenges it faces today. Europe’s external problems concern first of all the geopolitical threats at its external borders, such as the Russia/Ukraine crisis, the on...Read More

Secretary-General Welcomes Commitment To Permanent Ceasefire In Ukraine

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

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