The ICJ declares itself partially competent to adjudicate the case related to the invasion of Ukraine
The United Nations' top court, the International Court of Justice (ICJ), said on Friday it had jurisdiction to rule on most aspects of a case brought by Ukraine over Russia's 2022 invasion, which Kyiv is seeking compensation for.
Ukraine brought the case against Russia to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, days after the invasion began, partly justified by Russian President Vladimir Putin, with accusations of “genocide” orchestrated by Kiev in Russian. Eastern Ukraine.
Kyiv filed a petition at the ICJ, categorically denying the charges and arguing that Russia's use of “Genocide” The pretext for the invasion was against the 1948 United Nations Genocide Convention.
In a preliminary ruling issued in March 2022, the ICJ sided with Ukraine and called on Russia to immediately halt its invasion. But Russia contested the ruling, insisting that the ICJ, which settles disputes between states, had no jurisdiction to decide the case.
The ICJ rejected Moscow's argument on Friday, saying it had jurisdiction to rule on the issue. However, Ukraine has said in its petition that the Russian invasion violates the Genocide Convention. The ICJ said it had no jurisdiction to rule on this part of the case.
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