Two Weeks in Review, 28 March – 10 April 2022

Author: Gail Lythgoe
Published: 10.04.2022
Russia’s use of force against Ukraine Kanstantsin Dzehtsiarou and Laurence Helfer write about the decision by the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers to expel Russia from the organization with immediate effect. They argue that while the decision is politically and morally justifiable the decision raises legal and practical issues, including Russia’s non-participation in proceedings and non-execution of judgments. Read their analysis here. Igor Popović raises freedom of speech concerns about the decision by the EU to introduce sanctions against Russian state-owned media companies RT and Sputnik. Read Popović’s assessment of the scope of the sanctions, whether the aims are legitimate, and his assessment of proportionality. …