MP Anna Hopko. Archival photo.
The failure of the interim decision of the ICJ will have for the Russian Federation serious legal and political consequences. This broadcast channel “112 Ukraine” said the head of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on foreign Affairs, MP Anna hopko.
“If Russia will not ensure the implementation of decisions on interim measures then Ukraine may apply to the court for a violation of a court order. This will have serious legal and political consequences for Russia,” she said.
While hopko added that regardless of whether Russia will comply with the interim decision of the International court of justice at the suit of Ukraine, consideration of the merits will continue.
“I think that now the whole Ukrainian team will focus in order to provide the evidence base when considering the merits of the case for the Convention on counter-terrorism. It is very important for us. And look at the progress of the case on the merits of the other conventions where there is a positive for us, namely the adoption of preventive measures… I think this is a good first steps,” she concluded.
As reported today, April 19, the international court of justice issued an interim decision on the claim of Ukraine against Russia.
In particular, it denied the provisional measures on Russia from the Convention for the suppression of the financing of terrorism. The court decided that the conditions that are necessary to identify additional measures regarding the rights that are violated in Ukraine on the basis of the Convention for the suppression of the financing of terrorism do not meet the requirements.
However, the international court of justice granted the request of Ukraine on temporary measures concerning a claim against Russia under the Convention on the elimination of racial discrimination.
The court called for the preservation of the Crimean Tatars the right to establish own institutions and requirement of Russia to resume the work of Parliament. Russia should also ensure that the use of the Ukrainian language in the educational system of the Crimea.
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