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International Court of Justice Throws Out Two-Thirds of Ukraine's Filing Against Russia

The International Court of Justice announced on Feb. 2 that they will hear Ukraine on its contention that they are not guilty of violating the Genocide Convention in their actions in the Donbass. They ruled against Ukraine on their request to take up the matter of the Russian military action in Ukraine, and on their request to take up the matter of Russia’s Feb. 21, 2022 recognition of the independence of Donetsk and Lugansk.

More specifically, the ICJ ruled on three parts of Ukraine’s Feb. 26, 2022 filing against Russia. On the first part, they ruled that they have jurisdiction to entertain Ukraine’s filing, requesting that they should “[a]djudge and declare that there is no credible evidence that Ukraine is responsible for committing genocide in violation of the Genocide Convention in the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts of Ukraine.” So, they will look into this.

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