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Press Release: Ukraine’s Decision to Spend $3.5 Million of US Taxpayer Funds on PR is Shameful, Says UOC Lawyer Robert Amsterdam

“Reckless and irresponsible” spending on Washington lobbyists is an insult to all Ukrainians, especially those fighting on the frontlines, says Amsterdam WASHINGTON DC, April 16, 2024 – Robert Amsterdam, an international lawyer representing the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, has denounced the timing of the Ukrainian government’s decision to spend $3.5 million on an influence campaign in … Read more

Press Release: Ukraine Press Freedoms Curtailed Following Raids and Arrests of the Orthodox Union of Journalists

The following press release was distributed to media today: WASHINGTON DC – Following a coordinated raid on 11 different locations in and around Kyiv by the secret police (Security Service of Ukraine, SBU) and the confirmed arrests of four journalists affiliated with the Union of Orthodox Journalists (UOJ), international lawyer Robert Amsterdam has condemned the … Read more

Press Release: Ukraine’s Ruling Party Displays Shocking Political Opportunism by Pursuing Church Ban on Day of Tragedy

The following press release was issued to media today: WASHINGTON DC, January 26, 2024 – On January 25, just one day after a Russian plane was shot down carrying 65 Ukrainian prisoners of war, members of Ukraine’s Verkhona Rada said that they intend to move forward to pass a controversial bill aimed at banning the … Read more

Amsterdam & Partners LLP Publishes Legal Analysis of Draft Law 8371 as Supplement to White Paper

Following the publication of the Amsterdam & Partners LLP white paper, “Freedom of Religion Under Attack in Ukraine,” the law firm has released a supplement below detailing the numerous international legal issues facing the passage of Ukraine’s Draft Law 8371, a proposed bill due to be approved next week by the Verkhovna Rada aimed at … Read more

Правовий аналіз українського законопроєкту 8371

3 січня 2024 року компанія Amsterdam & Partners LLP оприлюднила Білу книгу про зростаючу загрозу релігійній свободі та верховенству права в Україні. Біла книга розглядає атаки на Українську Православну Церкву (УПЦ) з боку українського уряду та спецслужб у контексті незаконного вторгнення Росії в Україну. У ньому подано огляд історичних передумов, політичного втручання, залякування духовенства УПЦ … Read more

The Tablet: Lawyers warn Kyiv against banning the Ukrainian Orthodox Church

The British publication The Tablet is running a story featuring letters from Amsterdam & Partners LLP on the situation of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church as well as mentions of the white paper. Please see the following excerpt below: Legislation effectively to outlaw the UOC is expected to come before the Ukrainian parliament in mid-January. “There … Read more

UOC White Paper featured in The Sunday Telegraph

The new white paper published by Amsterdam & Partners LLP regarding Ukraine’s illegal persecution of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC) has been featured in a report published in the Sunday Telegraph in London. According to the article, entitled, “Zelensky warned over banning ‘historic institution’,” pressure is mounting on Western leaders to intervene to stop the … Read more

New White Paper Details Attacks on Religious Freedom in Ukraine; Urges Washington to Oppose Controversial Draft Law

WASHINGTON DC, January 3, 2024 – Warning of the Ukrainian government’s imminent passage of the controversial Draft Law 8371, the law firm of Amsterdam & Partners LLP is today releasing a new white paper detailing sweeping abuses of human rights and violations of religious freedom by the Ukrainian government aimed against their client, the Ukrainian … Read more

European Conservative Interview with Robert Amsterdam

The European Conservative has published an interview with lawyer Robert Amsterdam about his representation of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC). An excerpt can be read below: Despite the fact that the UOC cut ties with Moscow and its Patriarch Kirill in May 2022, Zelensky’s government has raided churches, arrested priests and other clergy, and in … Read more

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