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March 12, 2022

Ukraine vs Russia at the ICJ: It is not Ukraine commiting genocide, but Russia committing war crimes in Ukraine

Putin lies, and Ukrainians, our citizens, die

Ukraine vs Russia at the ICJ: It is not Ukraine commiting genocide, but Russia committing war crimes in Ukraine

Edited by: Christine Chraibi


“Putin lies, and Ukrainians, our citizens, die. It is not Ukraine who commits genocide, it is Russia and its political leadership and military personnel who commit crimes against humanity and war crimes on the territory of Ukraine.” Here is what Ukraine said at the UN’s top court, the International Court of Justice, where it lodged a case against Russia, seeking to “immediately suspend Russian military operations.”
In its case Ukraine vs Russia, Ukraine requested the International court of Justice (ICJ) to intervene in the ongoing war with Russia, seeking to “immediately suspend Russian military operations”.

Kyiv submitted the case concerning ‘Allegations of Genocide under the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Ukraine v. Russian Federation)’.

The Russian Federation did not participate in the hearing. In a letter sent on 5 March, the Russian Federation informed the Court that it “had decided not to participate in the oral proceedings due to open on 7 March 2022”.  Read the whole article...