Genocide Convention: Ukraine filed a case against the Russian Federation at the International Court of Justice in Hague
Ukraine filed a case against the Russian Federation at the International Court of Justice, and a request for the Court to issue an order of provisional measures against Russia. Ukraine seeks an emergency hearing and an order by the Court that Russia must cease its unlawful attack on Ukraine.
Russia will have to answer for its behavior at the World Court in the Hague.The Court has jurisdiction to hear Ukraine’s case, and to order emergency measures, on the basis of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (“Genocide Convention”).
The Genocide Convention is one of the most important international treaties, drafted in response to the horrors of World War II and the Holocaust. Russia, however, has twisted the concept of genocide, and perverted the solemn treaty obligation to prevent and punish genocide. It has made an absurd and unfounded claim of alledged genocide as a justification and pretext for its own aggression against Ukraine and violation of the sovereignty and human rights of the Ukrainian People.
Ukraine’s case before the ICJ will establish that Russia’s aggression against Ukraine is based on a lie and a gross violation of international law, and must be stopped.
As the Ukrainian People continue to bravely stand against Russian aggression, Russia’s lies will be exposed, and Russia’s contempt for international law will be confirmed. Ukraine will bring Russia to account.