Hague/New Delhi : The International Court of Justice in The Hague, Netherlands, has ruled that Russia must immediately suspend its military operations in Ukraine. The ICJ ordered that the Russian Federation immediately suspend military operations on the territory of Ukraine that began on 24 February 2022.
Hague. The International Court of Justice in The Hague, Netherlands, ruled on Wednesday that Russia should immediately suspend its military operations in Ukraine. The ICJ ordered that the Russian Federation immediately suspend military operations on the territory of Ukraine that began on 24 February 2022. The ICJ in its order said that both the parties should refrain from taking any action which may escalate the dispute before the court or make it more difficult to resolve.
After the ICJ order, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Ukraine had won a complete victory in its case against Russia at the International Court of Justice. “The ICJ ordered an immediate halt to the attack. The order is binding under international law. Russia must comply immediately. Ignoring the order will further isolate Russia,” he said. Actually, Ukraine had filed a complaint against Russia in the International Court of Justice. Ukraine accuses Russia of committing genocide. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that Ukraine has submitted its application against Russia to the ICJ. Russia must be held accountable for manipulating the notion of genocide to justify aggression.
Ukraine has said Russia’s argument over the attack is based on a faulty interpretation of the genocide law. At the same time, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that military action is necessary to protect those who are constantly threatened and feared genocide. That is, people from Eastern Ukraine who speak Russian. The International Court of Justice is the judicial organ of the United Nations. Its headquarter is in The Hague, Netherlands. It is conducting public hearings in a case relating to charges of genocide (Ukraine v. Russian Federation) under the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Crimes such as Genocide. This court settles legal disputes between two countries. The ICJ also provides its advice on legal questions raised by any authorized international branch, agency or UN General Assembly. By the way, the decisions of this court are binding and countries usually follow them, but there is no direct means of actually implementing them.