TOP LEGAL EVENTS OF THE LAST WEEK
Russia continues to use manipulative methods to influence international law and achieve its political goals. The attempt to challenge the transfer of the Crimean Peninsula to the Ukrainian SSR is a legislative absurdity. It is an attempt to extend the jurisdiction of the Russian Federation to the past. Such a repeal will have no legal significance for international courts and the entire world community. However, following the logic of such legislative initiatives, Russia's neighbours have no choice but to expect claims about the cancellation of the early return of the naval base Port Arthur to China (October 1954) and the city of Hanko to Finland (1955).
The Occupying Authorities of Crimea will challenge the transfer of the peninsula to the USS in court. The so-called "State Council" of Crimea will appeal to the Russian Constitutional Court with an initiative to cancel the 1954 decree on the transfer of the peninsula to Ukraine, said the chairman of the occupying "parliament" of the peninsula, Vladimir Konstantinov. The occupying authorities of Crimea believe it is necessary to finally close the page on Crimea's presence within the USSR and independent Ukraine in the political and legal fields.
NATO Parliamentary Assembly recognizes Russia's crimes against Ukraine as genocide The NATO Parliamentary Assembly unanimously recognized Russia's crimes against Ukraine as genocide and the Russian regime.
Russian Prosecutor General's Office declares Greenpeace, an "undesirable organization" The Prosecutor General's Office of the Russian Federation declared the activities of the international environmental organization "Greenpeace International" as "undesirable" on the country's territory. The department's press release claims that the Dutch organization's activities "pose a threat to the foundations of the constitutional order and security of the Russian Federation."
Russia puts the ICC prosecutor who issued an arrest warrant for Putin on a wanted list The Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs has put the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in The Hague (ICC), Karim Ahmad Khan, who issued an arrest warrant for Vladimir Putin on the wanted list.