The international court of justice in the Hague on Monday will begin hearings on the suit of Ukraine to Russia.
Hearings will be held from 6 to 9 March and will begin hearing of the Ukrainian side. On Tuesday, the word will be given to the Russian side, Wednesday is reserved for Ukraine, and Thursday for Russia. The hearings will be held in public in the Palace of peace, which was specially built for the court of arbitration for donations of American tycoon Andrew Carnegie and was opened on 28 August 1913.
The international court of justice as the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, will hold public hearings in the case concerning application of the International Convention for the suppression of the financing of terrorism and the International Convention on the elimination of all forms of racial discrimination in the complaint of Ukraine against Russia and will consider the request of Kiev to impose temporary measures.
As previously reported by UNIAN, Ukraine has filed a lawsuit against Russia in the international court of justice on January 16 in the framework of the International Convention for the suppression of the financing of terrorism and the International Convention on the elimination of all forms of racial discrimination.
In the lawsuit Ukraine claims that the Russian Federation violate the Convention for the suppression of the financing of terrorism by providing arms and other assistance to illegal armed groups who had committed a series of acts of terrorism on the territory of Ukraine. The most tragic terrorist attacks of Russian puppets in Kiev will include the destruction of the aircraft “Malaysian airlines” flight MH17, the shelling of residential areas in Mariupol and Kramatorsk destruction of civilian passenger bus near Volnovakha and a deadly explosion during a peaceful Assembly in Kyiv.
In addition, Ukraine claims that the Russian Federation violates the Convention on the elimination of all forms of racial discrimination, taking part in the campaign of discrimination against non-Russian communities residing in the occupied territory of the Crimean Peninsula, in particular, communities of ethnic Ukrainians and Crimean Tatars. Kiev says that since the illegal “referendum”, the Russian occupation authorities pursued a policy of cultural destruction of these communities. This discriminatory policy was condemned by the General Assembly of the United Nations and manifested in a ban the activities of Mejlis of Crimean Tatar people, the wave of disappearances, killings, unwarranted searches, detentions, attempts to stop broadcasting media, as well as to limit the teaching of the Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar language.
Ukraine also appealed to the international court of justice with a request to impose interim measures aimed at preventing the continuation of human rights violations by the Russian Federation during the Trial on the merits.