« The International Court of Justice (ICJ) continues its fourth day of hearings in The Hague on Monday, September 25, in the case brought by Ukraine over allegations that Russia misused the Genocide Convention.
Following the assessments of the observing countries last week, the court will proceed with the second round of arguments of the Russian Federation.
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’.
Moscow outlined its objections to the case during the first round calling it ‘hopelessly flawed and at odds with the longstanding jurisprudence of this court.’
The current session does not consider the merits of the case but only the jurisdiction of the court. »