Last year, on November 8, 2019, the International Court of Justice ruled that it indeed has jurisdiction to hear Ukraine’s case against Russia regarding Moscow’s actions in eastern Ukraine and Crimea. The court rejected Russia’s claims that the court lacks jurisdiction in the proceedings instituted by Ukraine on the basis of both the 1999 International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism (ICSFT) and the 1965 International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (known as CERD), and found that it has jurisdiction to hear Ukraine’s claims made on the basis of both conventions. The court’s judgement is “final, without appeal and binding on the parties,” the ICJ stated in a news release.
Nov. 8, 2019
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