The International Court of Justice in The Hague, the UN’s main judicial body, ruled on Wednesday that Russia had violated some provisions of the UN Convention on Combating the Financing of Terrorism. Poland – as our Ministry of Foreign Affairs said – welcomes this. He added that the interpretation formulated by the ICJ “is consistent” with Poland’s intervention in this case.
“Poland welcomes the fact that in the Ukraine vs. Russia case regarding violation of the Genocide Convention, the ICJ considered itself competent to adjudicate the dispute, i.e. the issue of alleged genocide committed by Ukraine before Russian aggression,” it was written on the profile of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland on the X platform .
“The interpretation of the Convention formulated by the Tribunal in this respect is consistent with Poland’s intervention in this case,” it was assessed.
ICJ: Russia has violated some provisions of the convention on combating the financing of terrorism
Russia violated international law by failing to check financial support for separatist groups in the east Ukraine in 2014 – the ICJ ruled. However, he did not order Moscow to pay the compensation requested by Ukraine. The state also violated the UN anti-discrimination treaty by failing to protect education in the Ukrainian language in Crimea, it added.
The ICJ refused to rule on Russian responsibility for the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine on July 17, 2014, as requested by Kiev. He also rejected other claims of discrimination against ethnic Tatars and Ukrainians after the annexation, Reuters reported.
The complaint filed by Ukraine in February 2022, two days after Russia began the invasion, accused Moscow of violating the UN Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. It was found that Russia falsely accused Ukraine of genocide Donbassand then used this accusation as an excuse to invade the country.
In March 2022, the International Court of Justice announced that Russia’s attack on Ukraine was illegal, and issued an interim order ordering the discontinuation of the military operation. Russia sent a letter to the court declaring that the tribunal had no right to deal with the case.
The ICJ then rejected Russian allegations of genocide in eastern Ukraine and issued an interim measure ordering Russia to halt the invasion. It is binding under international law.
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