The Ukrainian president appeals to the Hague-based court docket for an ‘pressing choice’ within the wake of the Russian invasion.
Ukraine has filed a go well with in opposition to Russia on the highest United Nations court docket in The Hague for disputes between states, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy mentioned.
It was unclear on exactly what grounds the case was being delivered to the Worldwide Court docket of Justice (ICJ). A court docket official couldn’t instantly be reached for remark.
“Ukraine has submitted its utility in opposition to Russia to the ICJ,” Zelenskyy mentioned on Twitter on Sunday.
Ukraine has submitted its utility in opposition to Russia to the ICJ. Russia should be held accountable for manipulating the notion of genocide to justify aggression. We request an pressing choice ordering Russia to stop navy exercise now and anticipate trials to start out subsequent week.
— Володимир Зеленський (@ZelenskyyUa) February 27, 2022
“Russia should be held accountable for manipulating the notion of genocide to justify aggression. We request an pressing choice ordering Russia to stop navy exercise now.”
The court docket doesn’t have a mandate to deliver prison costs in opposition to particular person Russian leaders behind the four-day-old invasion.
It additionally doesn’t have automated jurisdiction in circumstances involving the 2 nations and Kyiv must base its declare on a UN treaty with a purpose to give the court docket authority to listen to the matter.
The Kremlin has tried to justify its operation to “demilitarise” Ukraine as an try to forestall the alleged persecution of the nation’s Russian-speaking minority.
However the worldwide neighborhood has roundly condemned the invasion as a flagrant breach of worldwide legislation, and plenty of Ukrainian civilians have volunteered to defend their nation.