Crimean Tatar Resource Center

CTRC materials incorporated in Ukraine’s memorandum in the case against the Russian Federation in the International Court of Justice of the UN

7 June 2019

The International Court of Justice issued Ukraine’s memorandum documenting the violation of the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination by the Russian Federation. The document alongside with other data gathered and compiled by multiple Ukrainian human rights organizations also includes the materials gathered by the Crimean Tatar Resource Center as well.

According to Ukrinform media agency, the aforementioned memorandum has more than 17 500 pages and weighs around 90 kilograms.

The text of the memorandum was published on the official website of the Court. It contains within itself more than a thousand applications. While these applications are unavailable for general public, they undoubtedly contain substantive evidence.

We remind that on 16th of January 2017 Ukraine sued a case against the Russian Federation in the UN International Court. Kyiv accuses Moscow of numerous and systematic violations of the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism and the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination. In April 2017, the International Court of Justice ruled a decision concerning the specifities of the temporary countermeasures against the unlawful actions of the Russian Federation in the occupied Crimea. In September 2018, the Russian Federation filed objections to the UN International Arbitration Court concerning the jurisdiction of the Court. On the 3rd of June 2019, the International Court of Justice began the proceedings of objections of the Russian Federation regarding the jurisdiction of the Court in the case of Ukraine against Russia.