Contents tagged with International Court of Justice

  • International Court of Justice demands explanation from Russia for not complying with court’s ruling on Crimean Tatar Mejlis

    The International Court of Justice in The Hague officially requested Russia to explain its failure to comply with last year’s ruling of the court, Ukraine’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Olena Zerkal, said.

    Evropeyska Pravda news outlet reports that the The Hague Court asks Russia to explain how it complies with the rling of the International Court, on resumption of the Mejlis activities. Specifically, Russia must explain what was done to create normal conditions for activities of the …

  • Ukraine submits proof of Russian involvement in the shelling of Mariupol to International Court of Justice in Hague

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has handed over proof of the involvement of Russian military personnel in artillery shelling of Mariupol in Donetsk Oblast on January 24, 2015 to the International Court of Justice in The Hague,as stated at a briefing by SBU Chairman Vasyl Hrytsak.

    "As of today, these materials have been transferred to the UN International Court and sent to 184 Ukrainian institutions abroad," he said.

    In addition, evidence about the participation of the Russian army in …

  • Russian company asks EU Court of Justice to lift sanctions imposed over shipping of Siemens turbines to Crimea

    The company Technopromexport has filed a lawsuit with the Court of Justice of the European Union demanding the removal of the sanctions which were placed on the company in connection with the shipment of Siemens turbines to the annexed Crimea, the Official Journal of the EU reported.

    According to the journal entry, the company’s CEO Sergey Topor-Gilka, who was also placed on the EU sanctions list, has made a similar demand of the court.

    In their requests, the claimants state that it has not …

  • Ukraine versus Russia at the Hague: court agrees to take measures against Russia to protect minorities in the Crimea, but has not 'seen evidence of Russia financing terrorism in the Donbas'

    In January 2017, Ukraine initiated a lawsuit against Russia at the UN’s International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the Hague. Kyiv is accused Moscow of violating two UN conventions, namely the Terrorist Financing Convention and the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination. On April 19, the court in the Hague published several rulings on this case. The verdict was read by presiding judge Ronny Abraham.

    Notably, the ICJ acknowledged its jurisdiction over Ukraine’s case against Russia. “The …

  • Ukraine may submit a new claim against Russia to the International Court of Justice

    Ukraine can demand new restrictions against the Russian Federation from the International Court of Justice, if Moscow violates the orders of the Court. Olena Zerkal, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine for the European Integration, expressed this opinion in an interview with Zerkalo Nedeli (The Mirror Weekly).

    In her opinion, the Court will comply with the request of Ukraine to apply temporary measures against the Russian Federation as part of the hearing that took place this …

  • Ukraine discloses all of its correspondence with Moscow since the start of the conflict

    The Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs handed over to the International Court of Justice in the Hague all of the diplomatic correspondence with Russia which there has been since the start of the conflict in Eastern Ukraine. Evropeyskaya Pravda reported on this with reference to litigator David Zionts of Covington & Burling LLP, Kyiv’s representative at the international court.

    According to him, the reason for such a decision is “false accusations from the Russian Federation that Kyiv did …

  • Russian representatives in The Hague claim separatists found weapons in the mines of the Donbas

    The Russian Delegation to the UN International Court of Justice in The Hague claims that militants in the Donbas do not receive weapons from the Russian Federation, but rather "find them on their own".

    This statement was made by Ilya Rogachev, a Russian representative involved in the process, Evropeyskaya Pravda news website reports.

    Rogachev named the main source of weapons as "stocks from the Soviet times" that were located on Ukrainian territory.

    "A large share of these reserves were left …

  • The Hague started to review Ukraine’s lawsuit against Russia

    On the 6th of March the International Court of Justice in the Hague held the first hearings in Ukraine’s lawsuit against Russia, which Kyiv filed in the middle of January 2017. Ukraine is accusing Russia of violating two conventions – the Terrorist Financing Convention and the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination. The hearings will take place between the 6th and the 9th of March. They have started with a presentation by the Ukrainian side.

    In the lawsuit, Ukraine claims that …

  • Poland will try to force Russia to give up the wreckage of the Kaczynski aircraft through UN court

    The Polish government intends to challenge the actions of the Russian Federation in the International Court of Justice in The Hague. For more than seven years, Russia has been unable or unwilling to transfer to Poland the wreckage of the Tu-154 plane that claimed Polish President Lech Kaczyński’s life.

    President Kaczyński perished with 96 other people when his Presidential plane crashed under mysterious circumstances not far from the Smolensk North Airport on April 10, 2010. He and his …

  • Yelchenko: Ukraine plans to highlight situation in Avdiivka at International Court of Justice

    The Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations, Volodymyr Yelchenko, stated that, when submitting evidence to the International Court of Justice, Kyiv plans on highlighting the situation in Avdiivka as evidence of Russia's violation of international law, Krym.Realii reported.

    “This is the first but important step in bringing Russia to justice for its violation of the UN Charter and international law,” Yelchenko stated.

    Despite calls for a ceasefire and the withdrawal of heavy …