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ICJ reacts to Ukraine-Russia genocide, schedules first hearing

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The first public hearing in Ukraine v. Russia’s genocide case will take place next week.

On March 7 and 8, the International Court of Justice will convene its first hearings on Ukraine’s claim against Russia for genocide against the Ukrainian people.

“THE HAGUE, 1 March 2022. 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, the seat of the Court,” the message says

ICJ reacts to Ukraine-Russia genocide, Schedules Hearing
Following the attack on Ukraine by Russia, civilians in Poland.

As indicated, the hearings will focus on Ukraine’s request for provisional measures. 

At the same time, due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the meetings will be held in a hybrid format, representatives of the parties in the case will participate in person or via video link.

“In view of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the hearings will be held in a hybrid format. Some Members of the Court will attend the oral proceedings in person in the Great Hall of Justice while others will participate remotely by video link. Representatives of the Parties to the case will participate either in person or by video link.”

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