Ukraine launches today its case against Russia at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, when judges begin hearing Kiev’s request to order Moscow to halt support for pro-Russian separatists.
Ukraine launched the case at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), which handles disputes between states, in January.
ICJ judges hear disputes between states, and cases can take years to pass through the court.
Although the court’s rulings are final and binding, it has no means of enforcement.
Ukraine accuses Russia of violating UN conventions against terrorism and discrimination by supporting groups in eastern Ukraine and Crimea.
Russia has repeatedly denied sending troops or military equipment to eastern Ukraine and is expected to challenge the jurisdiction of the court.
Source by neweurope