Eastern Europe and Eurasia

U.K. Announces Sanctions on Those Deemed Responsible for Litvinenko Murder (January 21, 2016)

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Catherina Valenzuela-Bock

On January 21, 2016, the U.K. announced sanctions against two men thought to be the killers of Alexander Litvinenko, a former KGB officer and critic of the Russian government.

Implementation Day Announced for Iran Nuclear Sanctions (January 16, 2016)

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Catherina Valenzuela-Bock

On January 16, 2016, the UN International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reported that Agency inspectors confirmed Iran’s compliance with all required preparatory steps under the Joint Comprehensive P

Special Court for Crimes Committed During Kosovo War Established in The Hague (January 15, 2016)

Author: 
Catherina Valenzuela-Bock

On January 15, 2016, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands issued a

EU Initiates Rule of Law Procedure Against Poland (January 13, 2016)

Author: 
Catherina Valenzuela-Bock

On January 13, 2016, the European Commission initiated its inquiry into recent developments in Poland and their impact on the rule of law as a fundamental value of the European Union.

European Court of Human Rights Rules Russia Failed to Ensure Peaceful Demonstration (January 5, 2016)

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Catherina Valenzuela-Bock

On January 5, 2016, the European Court of Human Rights (Court)

Russia and Ukraine Exchange Trade Sanctions, Russia Suspends Trade Deal (December 31, 2015)

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Catherina Valenzuela-Bock

On December 31, 2015, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law suspending Russia’s free trade agreement with Ukraine starting January 1, 2016.

European Court of Human Rights Rules Russia’s System for Mobile Communications Surveillance Violates European Convention (December 4, 2015)

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Catherina Valenzuela-Bock

On December 4, 2015, the European Court of Human Rights ruled in Zakharov v.

Russia Imposes Trade Sanctions on Turkey and Cancels Trade Agreement Negotiations (November 28, 2015)

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Catherina Valenzuela-Bock

On November 28, 2015, Russia imposed trade sanctions on Turkey in response to the downing of a Russian fighter jet a few days earlier.

European Court of Human Rights Rules Conviction of State Security Services Officer for Genocide Not Justified (October 20, 2015)

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Catherina Valenzuela-Bock

On October 20, 2015, the European Court of Human Rights (Court) ruled in Vasil

European Court of Human Rights Rules that Conviction for Expressing Controversial Views on Armenians Violated Freedom of Expression (October 15, 2015)

Author: 
Catherina Valenzuela-Bock

On October 15, 2015, the European Court of Human Rights ruled in Perinçek v.