« The International Court of Justice (ICJ) continues its third day of hearings in The Hague on Wednesday, September 20, in the case brought by Ukraine over allegations that Russia misused the Genocide Convention.
Following the arguments presented by both sides over the past two days, countries such as the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and EU member states will provide their own assessments.
Kiev alleged that Moscow made false claims of ‘genocide’ to justify its actions in eastern Ukraine in February 2022. On Tuesday, its representative stated that Russia was ‘waging war in the name of this terrible lie’.
On Monday, the head of the Russian legal team Gennady Kuzmin called for the case to be dismissed, describing the hearings as an ‘abuse of process’, and Ukraine’s arguments as ‘hopelessly flawed’.
The current session does not consider the merits of the case but only the jurisdiction of the court. »