In a judgment issued on Jan. 31, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) has rejected most of Ukraine’s claims made against Russia in its 2017 application to the Court, which declared that Russian support for groups in the Donbass resisting the coup-installed government in Kiev violated treaties against terrorism financing.
Although the judges voted 13 to 2 that Russia had failed to sufficiently investigate claims made by Ukraine about terrorism financing, it also decided, by a vote of 10 to 5, that it “Rejects all other submissions made by Ukraine with respect to the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism.”
Ukraine had demanded that the ICJ find Russia guilty of shooting down Malaysia flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur in July 2014, and to order Russia to pay all of the compensation. The Court did not find Russia guilty.
Regarding Ukrainian claims that Russia had engaged in racial discrimination in Crimea, the court voted 13 to 2 that Russia did not sufficiently protect Ukrainian-language education in Crimea, but otherwise, by a vote of 10 to 5, “Rejects all other submissions made by Ukraine with respect to the International Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.”