The International Court of Justice said on Monday it would rule on Wednesday in the measure launched by Kyiv, which is demanding the United Nations’ highest court to order Moscow to halt its invasion of Ukraine.
The International Court of Justice said in a newspaper: “A plenary session will be held at 4:00 pm (1500 GMT) at the Peace Palace in The Hague, during which the President of the Court, Judge Joanne E. Release, will read.
Kyiv submitted an application to the International Court of Justice on February 26, two days after the Russian offensive began. Ukraine is asking the United Nations’ highest court to take urgent action ordering Russia to halt its invasion, before deciding on the merits of the case, which could take years.
Russia had refused to appear last week during the sessions.
During his speech announcing military intervention in Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin said he wanted to defend the Russian-speaking population from genocide committed by the Kyiv regime.
A ridiculous and strange lie, according to Ukraine, which categorically denies the occurrence of such genocide and considers the Russian invasion to be without any legal basis.
The International Court of Justice was established in 1946 to settle disputes between nations. Its rulings are binding and not subject to appeal, but the court has no means to enforce them.
The principal judicial body of the United Nations bases its conclusions mainly on treaties and conventions. Both Ukraine and Russia are parties to the 1948 United Nations Genocide Convention.
Kyiv accuses Moscow of obstructing this agreement.
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