Eastern Europe and Eurasia

UN Security Council Adopts Resolution Regarding Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 (July 21, 2014)

Author: 
Nicole R. Tuttle

On July 21, 2014, the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 2166 in response to the downing of Malaysian Airlines

Arbitral Tribunal Issues Award of $50 Billion in Three Arbitrations Between Russia and Former Shareholders of Yukos (July 18, 2014)

Author: 
Caitlin Behles

On July 18, 2014, arbitral tribunals established under the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law ruled in three arbitrat

UN Security Council Adopts Resolution Authorizing Aid to Syria (July 14, 2014)

Author: 
Nicole R. Tuttle

On July 14, 2014, the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 2165, in which it decided “that the United Nations hum

European Court of Human Rights Rules on Use of Metal Cages During Court Hearings in Russia (July 17, 2014)

Author: 
Caitlin Behles

On July 17, 2014, The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights held in Svinarenko and Slyadnev v.

Russian Use of Force in Grozny

Following the recent bombing and shelling of Grozny and other parts of Chechnya in an attempt to quell the resistance there to Russian authority, Russia has urged residents of Grozny to leave the city or face loss of life and property in Russia's "counter-terrorism operation." (New York Times translation of leaflets dropped on Grozny on December 6.) It has been reported that some civilian residents are too elderly, sick or injured to leave the city. The current Russian operation is aimed at defeating the remaining Chechnyan resistance forces in the city.
 
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Frederic L. Kirgis
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NATO Interdiction of Oil Tankers Bound for Yugoslavia

NATO is preparing to interdict deliveries by sea of refined oil bound for Yugoslavia, as a means of ensuring that NATO's bombing of Serbian oil refineries will not be neutralized by the supply of refined oil from other sources.  France and Italy have raised a question whether such interdiction at sea would violate international law. 
 
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Frederic L. Kirgis
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The Kosovo Situation and NATO Military Action

When the Yugoslav government refused to sign the American-drafted peace accord for Kosovo, and after repeated warnings to Yugoslavia, NATO forces have begun an aerial bombing campaign against Yugoslav military targets. The question arises whether international law permits the use of armed force against Yugoslavia under these circumstances. 
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Frederic L. Kirgis
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