EU Joins Ukraine's 'Genocide' Case against Russia at UN ICJ
Friday, 19 August 2022
The European Union has submitted the relevant information to the UN International Court of Justice in the Hague about the case "Allegations of Genocide under the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Ukraine v. Russian Federation)," which Russia used to justify its invasion of Ukraine.
This was reported by the press office of the Court.
The EU furnishes information under Art.34 (2) of the ICJ Statute and Art.69 (2) of the Rules in the case of Allegations of Genocide under the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Ukraine v. Russia).
"Article 69, paragraph 2, of the Rules of Court, states that when a public international organization sees fit to furnish, on its own initiative, information relevant to a case before the Court, it shall do so in the form of a Memorial to be filed in the Registry before the closure of the written proceedings," the UN court stated.
"We are grateful to the European Union for joining the case at the International Court of Justice "Ukraine against Russia" concerning allegations of genocide," - responded Mission of Ukraine to the EU.
As previously reported, on March 16, the UN International Court of Justice in The Hague ordered Russia to suspend the military operations that it commenced on Feb 24, 2022 on the territory of Ukraine, 2022, the stated purpose of which was "preventing and punishing" purported acts of genocide in the Luhansk and Donetsk regions of Ukraine.
The Kremlin stated they would ignore the decision.