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International Court of Justice to voice decision on lawsuit on Russia's financing terrorism in Donbas

The International Court of Justice will announce whether it has the authorities to consider the lawsuit of Ukraine against Russia on the violations of the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism and of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination
16:53, 5 November 2019

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On November 8, the International Court of Justice would announce its position toward the objections of Russia within the lawsuit of Ukraine on the financing of the militants in Donbas and violation of the rights of Crimean Tatars in Crimea, as the press service of the court reported.

“The International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, will deliver its Judgment on the preliminary objections raised by the Russian Federation in the case concerning Application of the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism and of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (Ukraine v. Russian Federation),” the message said.

The open session will take place at 3:00 p.m. at the Peace Palace in The Hague, during which Judge Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf, President of the Court, will read the court’s decision.

Deputy Foreign Minister Olena Zerkal will represent Ukrainian delegation at the hearings.

Related: Released Balukh to file lawsuit against Russia to ECHR

On September 12, Russia submitted its comments to the International Court of Justice, which stated that the Court has no jurisdiction to consider the case on the lawsuit of Ukraine against Russia on the financing of international terrorism.

On January 16, 2017, Ukraine started the case at the International Court of Justice against Russia due to violations of the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism and of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.

On April 19, 2017, the Court partially granted the motion of Ukraine on the use of the temporary measures against Russia, particularly, International Convention on liquidation of all forms of race discrimination.

The court decided that Russia should not restrict the possibility of Crimean Tatars in the maintenance of their institutions, including Mejlis.

 

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