Contents tagged with International Court of Justice

  • Ukraine versus Russia at the Hague: court agrees to take measures against Russia to protect minorities in the Crimea, but has not 'seen evidence of Russia financing terrorism in the Donbas'

    In January 2017, Ukraine initiated a lawsuit against Russia at the UN’s International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the Hague. Kyiv is accused Moscow of violating two UN conventions, namely the Terrorist Financing Convention and the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination. On April 19, the court in the Hague published several rulings on this case. The verdict was read by presiding judge Ronny Abraham.

    Notably, the ICJ acknowledged its jurisdiction over Ukraine’s case against Russia. “The …

  • Ukraine may submit a new claim against Russia to the International Court of Justice

    Ukraine can demand new restrictions against the Russian Federation from the International Court of Justice, if Moscow violates the orders of the Court. Olena Zerkal, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine for the European Integration, expressed this opinion in an interview with Zerkalo Nedeli (The Mirror Weekly).

    In her opinion, the Court will comply with the request of Ukraine to apply temporary measures against the Russian Federation as part of the hearing that took place this …

  • Ukraine discloses all of its correspondence with Moscow since the start of the conflict

    The Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs handed over to the International Court of Justice in the Hague all of the diplomatic correspondence with Russia which there has been since the start of the conflict in Eastern Ukraine. Evropeyskaya Pravda reported on this with reference to litigator David Zionts of Covington & Burling LLP, Kyiv’s representative at the international court.

    According to him, the reason for such a decision is “false accusations from the Russian Federation that Kyiv did …

  • Russian representatives in The Hague claim separatists found weapons in the mines of the Donbas

    The Russian Delegation to the UN International Court of Justice in The Hague claims that militants in the Donbas do not receive weapons from the Russian Federation, but rather "find them on their own".

    This statement was made by Ilya Rogachev, a Russian representative involved in the process, Evropeyskaya Pravda news website reports.

    Rogachev named the main source of weapons as "stocks from the Soviet times" that were located on Ukrainian territory.

    "A large share of these reserves were left …

  • The Hague started to review Ukraine’s lawsuit against Russia

    On the 6th of March the International Court of Justice in the Hague held the first hearings in Ukraine’s lawsuit against Russia, which Kyiv filed in the middle of January 2017. Ukraine is accusing Russia of violating two conventions – the Terrorist Financing Convention and the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination. The hearings will take place between the 6th and the 9th of March. They have started with a presentation by the Ukrainian side.

    In the lawsuit, Ukraine claims that …

  • Poland will try to force Russia to give up the wreckage of the Kaczynski aircraft through UN court

    The Polish government intends to challenge the actions of the Russian Federation in the International Court of Justice in The Hague. For more than seven years, Russia has been unable or unwilling to transfer to Poland the wreckage of the Tu-154 plane that claimed Polish President Lech Kaczyński’s life.

    President Kaczyński perished with 96 other people when his Presidential plane crashed under mysterious circumstances not far from the Smolensk North Airport on April 10, 2010. He and his …

  • Yelchenko: Ukraine plans to highlight situation in Avdiivka at International Court of Justice

    The Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations, Volodymyr Yelchenko, stated that, when submitting evidence to the International Court of Justice, Kyiv plans on highlighting the situation in Avdiivka as evidence of Russia's violation of international law, Krym.Realii reported.

    “This is the first but important step in bringing Russia to justice for its violation of the UN Charter and international law,” Yelchenko stated.

    Despite calls for a ceasefire and the withdrawal of heavy …

  • Poland to file a complaint to The Hague concerning Russian investigation of the Smolensk catastrophe

    Poland plans to submit a complaint to the International Court of Justice in The Hague concerning the Russian investigation of the Smolensk catastrophe. This was announced on Wednesday by the Polish Foreign Minister, Witold Waszczykowski, as Radio Poland reported.

    "At first we tried — for a year — to verify whether there is an opportunity to reach an agreement directly with the Russians. The Russians, as you know, reacted negatively, sometimes arrogantly ... We also tried to get support from …

  • The UN International Court of Justice will begin hearings on Ukraine’s lawsuit against Russia in March

    The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Pavlo Klimkin, stated on Inter TV on the evening of January 29 that the hearings on Ukraine’s lawsuit against Russia will begin in March 2017 at the UN International Court of Justice in The Hague.

    “The hearings on our lawsuit that we filed against Russia due to its consistent violations of the International Convention for the suppression of the financing of terrorism and Convention for elimination of racial discrimination are scheduled to begin in …

  • Kyiv to supplement its claim against Russia at the International Court of Justice

    Ukraine intends to supplement its claim to the International Court of Justice with new facts regarding human rights violations by Russia, as was stated by Ukrainian Foreign Minister, Pavlo Klimkin, Interfax-Ukraine reported.

    "We will present these facts to Europe, but the important thing is that they will be used in Court as evidence. We are constructing a whole set of facts and we will be able to supplement it. We may bring new evidence prior to the hearings," Klimkin said.

    He added that, …