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Michael Newcity

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Michael Newcity is visiting professor of slavic studies and deputy director of the Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies at Duke University. Professor Newcity received his B.A. in political science "with distinction" and "with special honors in political science," his M.A. in Russian studies, and his J.D. degree "with honors" from the George Washington University. He practiced law in New York City and Singapore and prior to coming to Duke taught law in Sydney, Australia and Tacoma, Washington. Professor Newcity is the author of numerous books, book chapters, and articles on the Soviet and Russian legal systems. He has also testified as an expert witness on Russian law in several cases in federal and state courts in the United States, as well as in the courts of Australia, Brazil, Chile, Japan, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.

24.11.2016

Why Russia withdraws from the International Criminal Court

Why Russia withdraws from the International Criminal Court

The announcement that Russia was withdrawing its signature from the ICC in response to the publication of a prosecutor’s report condemning it for its actions in Ukraine was big news all over the world – but how significant is the decision?

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16.12.2015

What's at stake if Russia turns its back on the Council of Europe

What's at stake if Russia turns its back on the Council of Europe

If Russia decides to challenge the rulings of international courts, such as those of the European Court on Human Rights, it could affect its image and further deteriorate relations with the Council of Europe

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