European Court of Human Rights: Mammadli v. Azerbaijan remains to be Not-Executed by Azerbaijan Despite Repeated Calls by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe

The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe expressed its deep concern that, despite previous calls, the national authorities in Azerbaijan have not submitted any information on the individual measures demonstrating tangible progress in the implementation of the judgement of the European Court of Human Rights (“The Court”) in the case of Mammadov group. […]

Hungary: The Council of Europe’s Corruption Prevention Committee (GRECO) Published its Third Interim Compliance Report on Hungary concerning the Corruption Prevention in Respect of Members of Parliament, Judges and Prosecutors

  GRECO has published its latest report on Hungary on September 8, 2022. The report concludes that Hungary has implemented satisfactory or dealt with in a satisfactory manner six out of eighteen recommendations contained in the Fourth Round Evaluation Report. On the twelve remaining pending recommendations, three recommendations have now been partly implemented and nine recommendations […]

Russia’s War on Ukraine: Details of the 6th European Union’s Sanctions Package against Russia

The European Council decided on 3 June 2022 to impose restrictive measures on an additional 65 individuals and 18 entities in response to Russia’s ongoing unjustified and unprovoked military aggression against Ukraine and other actions undermining or threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty, and independence of Ukraine. This decision is an integral element of the comprehensive […]

The U.S. and Germany Agree Not to Acknowledge any Territorial Gain of Russia in Ukraine

German Chancellor, Olaf Scholz and U.S. President Joe Biden agreed in a call on Thursday, May 5, 2002 that they would not recognize any Russian territorial gains in Ukraine, a German government spokesperson said in a statement. The two leaders also denounced recent comments of the Russian leadership seeking to discredit the democratically legitimized Ukrainian […]

Germany Institutes Proceedings Before the International Court of Justice Against Italy for Failing to Respect the Previous Ruling Over Compensation of Nazi War Crimes of WWII  

The Federal Republic of Germany today instituted proceedings before the International Court of Justice (“The Court”) against the Italian Republic because Italy continues to allow victims of Nazi war crimes to claim compensation from the German state even after an earlier ruling of the Court that such claims violated international law. In many of these […]

The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court Prioritises the Darfur Case After Freezing it for 17 Years, Following the Historic Referral of the Security Council Under the Rome Statute

The new Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, (“The ICC”) Karim A. A. Khan QC, briefed the Security Council and presented his latest report submitted pursuant to UN Security Council Resolution 1593 (2005) on the situation in Darfur (“The Resolution”).  While the Resolution marked the first time the Security Council referred a situation to the […]

Syria Trial in Germany: Landmark Guilty Verdict and Life Imprisonment for a former Syrian Intelligence Officer for Crimes against Humanity Based Upon Universal Jurisdiction

The Higher Regional Court in Koblenz convicted a former Syrian regime intelligence officer on January 13, 2022, of crimes against humanity, concluding the world’s first trial related to state-sponsored torture in Syria, under President Bashar al-Assad. He was sentenced to life in prison. He will be eligible for parole in 15 years. The Court found […]