Today, the President of the Cour internationale de Justice (CIJ) urgently asked the Federation of Russia not to take any action that could jeopardize Ukraine's request that the Russian military forces shall immediately cease their on-going aggression of Ukraine.
The President had also announced that Ukraine's request for provisional measures would be heard by the Court during public hearings on Monday 7 and 8 March 2022. But even before the Court renders its order on these provisional measures, the President of the main judicial body of the United Nations decided to use its power under article 74(4) of the Rules of the Court to call upon Russia not to jeopardize Ukraine's request.
To recall, on the 25th of February 2022, Ukraine filed an application with the ICJ, based on the 1951 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, denouncing the gross manipulation by Russia of the notion of genocide to justify its illicit aggression of Ukraine. With this application was an urgent request for provisional measures that Russia shall immediately suspend all military operations in the sovereign territory of Ukraine.
In collaboration with the other counsels of Ukraine, our partner Jean-Marc Thouvenin has assisted Ukraine in the filing of the application and request for provisional measures. He stands with the other members of Sygna Partners in strong support of Ukraine and the Ukrainian people in these difficult times.
The International Litigation and Arbitration Department of Sygna Partners, headed by Jean-Marc Thouvenin and Luke Vidal, has a specific activity of international legal consultancy and international advice to States in the field of public international law.
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