International Court of Justice to Hold Hearings on Ukraine-Russia Case on March 7, 8

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) announced on March 1 that it would hold  hearings on March 7 and 8 after Ukraine filed a genocide case against Russia.

“The International Court of Justice, the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, will hold public hearings in the case concerning Allegations of Genocide under the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Ukraine v. Russian Federation) on Monday 7 and Tuesday 8 March 2022, at the Peace Palace in The Hague,” ICJ said in a statement.

The hearings will take place in hybrid format due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Ukraine filed a case to the top court of the United Nations on Feb. 27, accusing Russia of “intentionally killing and inflicting serious injury on members of the Ukrainian nationality.”

Ukraine has also accused Russia of falsely claiming that genocide occurred in the separatist regions of Luhansk and Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, ICJ said.

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