Ukraine war: International Court rules on Russian invasion

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The International Court of Justice, ICJ, is set to rule on a lawsuit challenging the Russian invasion of Ukraine in the first of such verdict by an international court since the war started almost three weeks ago.

ICJ, which is the UN highest court at The Hague, will reveal its decision on Wednesday on Ukraine’s urgent proceedings against Russia.

Ukraine is accusing Russia of violating the Genocide Convention of 1948 and is asking the court to order an immediate end to the hostilities.

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The country is also asking judges to establish that there is no legal justification for the invasion, Russia boycotted the hearing on March 7.

While the verdicts of the ICJ are binding, the court does not have any executive power to enforce them on a country.

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