ICJ delivers order in Ukraine v. Russia case

ICJ delivers order in Ukraine v. Russia case

The International Court of Justice in The Hague has not indicated provisional measures against Russia in accordance with the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism (ICSFT), but ruled to apply provisional measures against Russia under the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD).

This was stated in the order, delivered by ICJ President Ronnie Abraham, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

"At this stage of the proceedings, Ukraine has not put before the Court evidence which affords a sufficient basis to find it plausible that these elements are present. Therefore, the Court concludes that the conditions required for the indication of provisional measures in respect of the rights alleged by Ukraine on the basis of the ICSFT are not met," the ICJ President stated.

However, the International Court of Justice indicated provisional measures against Russia in accordance with the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.

“Having considered the terms of the provisional measures requested by Ukraine and the circumstances of the case, the Court finds that the measures to be indicated need not be identical to those requested. Reminding the Russian Federation of its duty to comply with its obligations under CERD, the Court considers that, with regard to the situation in Crimea, the Russian Federation must refrain, pending the final decision in the case, from maintaining or imposing limitations on the ability of the Crimean Tatar community to conserve its representative institutions, including the Mejlis. In addition, the Russian Federation must ensure the availability of education in the Ukrainian language” the ICJ order reads.


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