ICJ recognizes jurisdiction in Ukraine v. Russia case, passes interim ruling

The International Court of Justice passed an interim decision in the case of Ukraine v. Russia recognizing its jurisdiction to hear this case.

This was announced by Presiding Judge Ronny Abraham at a public hearing of the case in The Hague, Censor.NET reports citing Evropeiska Pravda.

Commenting on Ukraine's allegations under the Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism he said that the Court considered that at least a part of Ukraine's evidence was prima facie.

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As for the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, Ukraine must fulfill a number of conditions, namely those mentioned at previous pre-trial consultations with the Russian Federation. The UN court recognized that Ukraine complied with these demands, based on the provided records of the meetings.

Abraham added that it was obviously impossible to resolve the dispute through negotiations. "It can be asserted that the prima facie requirements were also met under the second convention," he stressed.

Having taken this into account, the Court recognized that Ukraine proved the possibility to impose temporary measures under Ukraine v. Russia dispute.

A ruling on specific temporary measures taken by the Court is now being promulgated.

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On Jan. 16, 2017, Ukraine filed a lawsuit at the International Court of Justice to hold Russian Federation accountable for acts of terrorism and discrimination in the course of its illegal aggression against Ukraine. The lawsuit is based on the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism and the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.

The hearing is scheduled to take place from March 6 to 9 inclusively. Ukraine presented its position on March 6, Russia - on March 7. On March 8-9, both sides will present their objections to each other's positions.
Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n436929