On this latest episode of Departures, Robert Amsterdam speaks with an admired friend and colleague Dr. Anders Åslund, author of the new book, “Russia’s Crony Capitalism: The Path from Market Economy to Kleptocracy.” In his book, Åslund contends that in his eighteen years in Moscow, Putin has succeeded in establishing a Russian state and economy […]
Robert Amsterdam has published a new op-ed in The Hill this past week arguing that Brazil’s recent experience with anti-corruption, which involved a star judge-cum-Minister of Justice getting caught coordinating cases with prosecutors, is a reminder that political motivations often overlap on law enforcement and lead to abuses in due process and presumption of innocence: […]
The Government of Uganda risks damaging the country’s foreign relations and international trade profile following the second unlawful imprisonment of the well-known opposition Member of Parliament.
International lawyer Robert Amsterdam today has delivered the following open letter to US President Donald Trump regarding the concerning situation in Uganda. Amsterdam writes: “It is time for the United States to reconsider its relationship with Uganda. US military support has helped President Museveni to suppress the rule of law and has contributed to the […]
The following press release was distributed to international media on 3 April 2019. LONDON, 3 April 2019 – Vladimir Bessonov, a former member of the Russian State Duma and prominent opposition activist, has filed a complaint before the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) to denounce a politically motivated judicial process aimed at violating his […]
TODAY IN RUSSIA: Kremlin open to better ties, but says its America’s move. US slams Russian plane deployment to Venezuela as escalation. Moscow reveals it sent North Korean workers home under sanctions rules. Most Russians concerned about environment. Radio Liberty pulls Putin’s chef story after pressure. Youth agency given powers to block websites. Ingushetia man […]