Skadden's contract in Ukraine raises questions

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Aug. 6, 2012, 11:59 a.m. | Ukraine | Politics — by Katya Gorchinskaya

The Washington, D.C. law offices of Skadden, Arps, Slade, Meagher & Flom LLP. The law firm's contract with Ukraine's government has raised eyebrows. Imprisoned ex-Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko is suing Ukraine's government in the European Court of Human Rights, alleging -- among other things -- that she did not receive a fair trial

Katya Gorchinskaya

Katya Gorchinskaya is the managing editor for investigative programming at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (Ukraine Service). She served for seven years as the Kyiv Post's deputy chief editor from 2008-2015. Follow her on Twitter @kgorchinskaya.

 On Aug. 28, Yulia Tymoshenko and the nation of Ukraine will clash in the European Court for Human Rights in Strasbourg. The former prime minister is suing the government because she believes her rights – including to a fair trial -- were violated in the course of a lengthy trial that sent her to prison for seven years.

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