UN International Court of Justice Presents Report in the case “Ukraine vs Russia”

December 9, 2019

As part of the 18th Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court presented an annual report on the results of a preliminary investigation, in particular the situation in Ukraine regarding offenses in occupied Crimea and eastern Ukraine. The text of the document was published on the court website.

The document notes that during 2020 the court will collect additional information regarding the relevant lawsuit of Ukraine against Russia, interact with the Ukrainian authorities, representatives of civil society and other interested parties.

We remind that in 2017, Ukraine in the UN International Court of Justice initiated a case against Russia with a purpose of bringing it to justice for financing and supporting acts of terrorism in Ukraine, as well as participation in committing acts of racial discrimination in the framework of acts of aggression against Ukraine.

Ukraine also sent a request to the International Court of Justice with a request to take appropriate temporary measures, given the urgency of the situation. On April 19, 2017, the court decided to apply provisional measures against Russia at the request of Ukraine.

On November 8, the United Nations International Court of Justice in the Hague recognized its jurisdiction in the Ukraine v. Russia case, regarding the Russian Federation’s accusation of financing and supporting acts of terrorism in eastern Ukraine and racial discrimination in Crimea.