ICJ / UKRAINE RUSSIA

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The International Court of Justice (ICJ) said that it would hear a case filed by Ukraine against the Russian Federation for allegedly supporting pro-Russian separatists, rejecting the preliminary objections raised by Russia. ICJ

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STORY: ICJ / UKRAINE RUSSIA
TRT: 02:23
SOURCE: ICJ
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 08 NOVEMBER 2019, THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS

SHOTLIST:

1. Wide shot, judges walk in to the Court
2. Wide shot, Court
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf, President of the International Court of Justice (ICJ):
“The Court, one, by thirteen votes to three, rejects the preliminary objection raised by the Russian Federation that the Court lacks jurisdiction on the basis of Article 24, paragraph one, of the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism.”
4. Med shot, Ukraine delegation
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf, President of the International Court of Justice (ICJ):
“Two, by thirteen votes to three, finds that it has jurisdiction on the basis of Article 24, paragraph one, of the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism, to entertain the claims made by Ukraine under this Convention.”
6. Med shot, Russian delegation
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf, President of the International Court of Justice (ICJ):
“Three, by fifteen votes to one, rejects the preliminary objection raised by the Russian Federation that the Court lacks jurisdiction on the basis of Article 22 of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.”
8. Wide shot, Court
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf, President of the International Court of Justice (ICJ):
“Unanimously, rejects the preliminary objection raised by the Russian Federation to the admissibility of the Application of Ukraine in relation to the claims under the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination. Five, by fifteen votes to one, finds that it has jurisdiction, on the basis of Article 22 of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, to entertain the claims made by Ukraine under this Convention, and that the Application in relation to those claims is admissible.”
10. Wide shot, end of session

STORYLINE:

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) said that it would hear a case filed by Ukraine against the Russian Federation for allegedly supporting pro-Russian separatists, rejecting the preliminary objections raised by Russia.

The ICJ today (8 Nov) delivered its judgment, rejecting the preliminary objections raised by the Russian Federation in the case concerning the application of the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism and of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination in a case filed by Ukraine against the Russian Federation for allegedly supporting pro-Russian separatists.

In its Judgment, delivered by the President of the Court, Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf, the Court rejected, by thirteen votes to three, the preliminary objection raised by the Russian Federation that the Court lacks jurisdiction, and found, by thirteen votes to three, that it does have jurisdiction on to entertain the claims made by Ukraine under the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism.

By fifteen votes to one, the Court rejected the preliminary objection raised by the Russian Federation that the Court lacks jurisdiction on the application of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.

Unanimously, it rejected the preliminary objection raised by the Russian Federation to the admissibility of the Application of Ukraine in relation to the claims under the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, and by fifteen votes to one, found that it does have jurisdiction to entertain the claims made by Ukraine under this Convention, and that the Application in relation to those claims is admissible.

On 16 January 2017, Ukraine filed in the Registry of the Court an Application instituting proceedings against the Russian Federation with regard to alleged violations by the latter of its obligations under the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism of 9 December 1999 (the “ICSFT”) and the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination of 21 December 1965 (“CERD”).

The Court explained that the present proceedings were instituted by Ukraine following the events which occurred in eastern Ukraine and in Crimea from the spring of 2014. With regard to the events in eastern Ukraine, the Applicant has brought proceedings only under the ICSFT. With regard to the situation in Crimea, Ukraine’s claims are based solely upon CERD.
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