• March 16, 2022
  • 64

The Court in The Hague Declares Russian Invasion of Ukraine Illegal

The International Court of Justice in The Hague has reported that Russia’s attack on Ukraine was illegal.

The Court rejected Russian accusations of genocide in eastern Ukraine and issued an interim measure ordering Russia to suspend all military action.

The decision was announced by ICJ President Judge Joan E. Donoghue.

The International Court of Justice is a United Nations judicial body established to resolve disputes between states. The judgments of this Court are not subject to appeal.

On 26 February, the Ukrainian government petitioned the Court to classify Russia’s attack on Ukraine as an act of genocide and, at the same time to reject Russian accusations that Ukrainian troops committed crimes against the Russian minority.

 

Source: AB, PAP

Translated by Karolina Glaubitt within the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.

Related post

1500 Ukrainian Children Already Enrolled in Lithuanian Schools

Lithuania, like other European Union countries, is taking Ukrainian war refugees. Among them are also children,…

“Poland and Lithuania – Together in the Name of Freedom.” Symbolic Exhibition in Vilnius

“This exhibition is a symbol that today takes on a special meaning of the fight for…

About the War in Ukraine from the First Hand

Ina Vuich along with her mother-in-law Halina Vuich, daughter, and son, as well as her friend…