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Ukraine Update: the ICJ Proceedings & Options for Justice in the United States

 

With the Congressional hearings on Russia dominating the news, this post provides an update on proceedings before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the matter of Ukraine versus the Russian Federation. It also responds to a reader’s question about whether there are any options for prosecuting acts of terrorism in Ukraine, including the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight 17, in U.S.…   continue »

Will Election Hacking Split NATO?

 

NATO’s Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe, General Sir Adrian Bradshaw, has reportedly suggested that NATO may consider Russian interference in upcoming European elections as an attack triggering collective defense measures. Such a move could put NATO and its member states at odds with the United States, which carefully avoided calling Russian interference in the U.S.  continue »

Keeping K2 (European Human Rights Court Decision on Citizenship-Stripping) in Perspective

Yesterday, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in Strasbourg rejected as inadmissible an application by K2, a terror suspect born in Sudan but who acquired British citizenship by naturalization. At first glance this admissibility decision might seem to be of general significance but it is actually highly fact-specific and does not substantively address the single material general issue of principle raised by the applicant, i.e.  continue »

European Court of Human Rights Decides UK Did Not Violate Human Rights When it Revoked Terror Suspect’s Citizenship

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled that there was no human rights violation in the United Kingdom’s decision to strip a terror suspect of his British citizenship while outside the country to prevent him from returning home.

The case brought before the Court was from a Sudan-born British citizen who was stripped of his citizenship while he was in Sudan in 2010.…   continue »