The International Court of Justice (IJC) will hear Ukraine’s genocide accusation against Russia
On Friday, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague decided to proceed with Ukraine’s genocide accusation against Russia.
Ukraine has accused Russia of misapplying the Genocide Convention to justify its February 2022 invasion.
Ukraine filed the case with the court just days after the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, almost two years ago.
The news comes after Russia was convicted in court on Wednesday of this week for having violated parts of a UN agreement against terrorism in connection with the annexation of the Crimean peninsula in 2014.
The court has also asked Russian authorities to investigate allegations of terrorist financing by Russian-backed separatists in Ukraine.
Ukraine considers Russia to be a terrorist state and is demanding that it pay compensation to the survivors of the 298 on board the Malaysia Airlines passenger plane shot down by Russian-backed separatists in July 2014. The ICJ did not ask Russia to pay this compensation.
Ukraine also believes that Russia has violated international law on racial discrimination for how the state has treated the Tartar minority in Crimea.
The ICJ also decided in January that it will hear South Africa’s genocide accusation against Israel in the Gaza war.