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Conducting academically rigorous and practically relevant research and analysis to inform scholarship, policy-making, advocacy, and practice

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Facilitating the exchange of ideas and information, encouraging informed dialogue on issues related to civil society and the rule of law

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Fostering the development of intellectual capital dedicated to Ukraine from around the world

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The Return of Crimea

The VOLYA Institute for Contemporary Law and Society and the NYU Program in International Relations are happy to announce an upcoming panel discussion on March 6th, 2018 titled “The Return of Crimea”. The event “The Return of Crimea” calls upon the Ukrainian community and those concerned about the fate of Crimea and its people, following

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Lecture on Human Rights in Occupied Territories: The Case of the Crimea (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro)

This study of the 2014 Ukrainian crisis focuses on the activities of separatist forces in the Crimean peninsula and on their support by Russia. A chronological summary of the antecedents and consequences of the Ukrainian president’s deposition is followed by the analysis of arguments for and against the conduct of the self-proclaimed “self-defense forces of

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The Continuing Conflict between Russia and Ukraine: Multiple Perspectives

Two years after the occupation of Crimea, the conflict between Russia and Ukraine remains unresolved. Millions of internally displaced persons, deepening humanitarian crisis in Eastern Ukraine, continued “hybrid” warfare, multiple economic and social hardships – these are just few of the consequences of this frozen, festering conflict. On the eve of the 30th anniversary of

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