The latest round of hearings is under way before the International Court of Justice at the Hague in Ukraine’s suit against Russia over alleged violations of two international conventions. Russia is again trying to convince the court that it lacks jurisdiction in the case, with this just one of the déjà vu features linking the hearings with those in April 2017. There are, however, some crucial differences. One is that the court found prima facie jurisdiction over Ukraine’s claims under both conventions on April 19, 2017, and ordered Russia to stop specific forms of discrimination in occupied Crime – an order that Russia has flouted.
Russia’s “justification” for MH17 and other surreal moments at ICJ
By Ukrainian Weekly Editor7 Mins Read