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Russia’s Ejection of USAID and the Protection of Human Rights
Posted on 22 Sep 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

In the eyes of Russian President Vladimir Putin, human rights NGOs interfere with his ongoing rule that paints a thin veneer of democracy over a regime that has never trusted the ballot box. Having risen to power as a KGB operative, it's not surprising... Read More

UN criticizes Russia over torture allegations
Posted on 27 Nov 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The U.N. Committee Against Torture strongly criticized Russia in a report for failing to investigate widespread allegations of torture and stepping up intimidation and reprisals against human rights advocates and journalists... Read More

Russia creates force to investigate police crimes
Posted on 23 Apr 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

MOSCOW (AP) - The head of Russia's top investigation agency has announced the creation of a task force that will investigate crimes committed by police officers. The move follows a perennial public outcry over cases of killings, beatings, torture... Read More

Russia charges opposition leader with riot plot
Posted on 26 Oct 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

MOSCOW (AP) - Russian investigators on Friday filed charges against a left-wing activist, making him the most prominent opposition figure to face prison under an increasingly severe Kremlin crackdown against the anti-Putin protest movement. Investigative... Read More

Russia expands treason law, critics fear crackdown
Posted on 15 Nov 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

MOSCOW (AP) - Adding to fears that the Kremlin aims to stifle dissent, Russians now live under a new law expanding the definition of treason so broadly that critics say it could be used to call anyone who bucks the government a traitor. The law took... Read More

Putin signs law regulating Russian NGOs
Posted on 23 Jul 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday signed into law a new measure that requires non-governmental groups receiving funding from abroad and engaging in political activity to register as foreign agents. Some NGOs have vowed to... Read More

House panel passes bill on Russian human rights
Posted on 11 Jun 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House Foreign Relations Committee voted Thursday to penalize Russian human rights violators in a measure that could complicate efforts to normalize trade relations between the two countries. The legislation, approved by voice... Read More

Moscow rally held to remember reporter's murder
Posted on 10 Oct 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

MOSCOW (AP) - Around 200 people held a rally Sunday in Moscow to mark the sixth anniversary of the unsolved murder of crusading reporter Anna Politkovskaya. Participants held up candles and pictures of the journalist and Full version (available to... Read More

Deciding Russian Law after Trial, Court Recognizes Corruption and Bribery in Russia as “Ordinary Course of Business and/or Customary Practice in Russia”
Posted on 3 Oct 2011 by Cadwalader OneWorld International Practice

By Louis M. Solomon Creditanstalt Investment Bank AG, et al. v. Holme Roberts & Owen, LLP, et al. , Case No. 01-CV-1677 (Denver Colo. District Court June 2011), is an example of international litigation in a U.S. court making its way through... Read More

Doing Business in Russia
Posted on 3 Jan 2011 by Arina Shulga

I was recently browsing through discussions and postings on LinkedIn groups and found an interesting article that I would like to share with you. It was posted on FizzLaw group's bulletin, a group dedicated to providing small businesses with access... Read More

Russia’s Annexation of Crimea: An Analysis under the Principles of Jus ad Bellum
Posted on 14 Apr 2014 by John Balouziyeh

Introduction The Legality of the Use of Force under the UN Charter In the devastating aftermath of World War II, the international community came together to prohibit the use of force in international relations. The Charter of the United Nations... Read More

Russia says pirates who held tanker are freed
Posted on 7 May 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

MOSCOW - (AP) Russia's Defense Ministry said Friday the pirates seized by a Russian warship off the coast of Somalia have been released because of "imperfections" in international law. Authorities initially said the pirates would be brought... Read More

Russia wants to ensure Somali pirates punished
Posted on 6 Apr 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

UNITED NATIONS - (APINTL) Russia is launching a new initiative to ensure that captured Somali pirates are punished. Russia's U.N. Ambassador Vitaly Churkin said he introduced a draft resolution to the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday that would... Read More

Russia suspends all adoptions to US families
Posted on 15 Apr 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

MOSCOW - (AP) Russia has suspended all adoptions to U.S. families until the two countries can agree on procedures, the Foreign Ministry said Thursday a week after an American woman sent her 7-year-old adopted son back to Russia on a plane by himself.... Read More

Ukraine, Russia to extend Black Sea Fleet lease
Posted on 21 Apr 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

KIEV, Ukraine - (AP) The presidents of Ukraine and Russia agreed on Wednesday to extend the stay of Russia's Black Sea Fleet in the Ukrainian port of Sevastopol after the existing lease expires in 2017, news agencies reported. The move is among... Read More