Justice in Ukraine: The UN court is facing the Russian invasion

Russia refused to appear during Monday’s emergency proceedings before the International Court of Justice in The Hague while Ukraine argued Moscow was violating the 1948 United Nations Convention on Genocide and asked the court to issue provisional measures, including ordering Russia to cease its invasion. Ukraine derided Russia for attacking it on the battlefield, rather than in court. The initiative before the UN court is part of a wider legal move to expose Russia’s aggression.

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