The ICJ ruled on preliminary objections in favor of Ukraine, strongly rejecting all objections of Russia to jurisdiction and admissibility
The judgment on the jurisdiction of the ICJ was announced on 8 November 2019 – the International Court of Justice ruled on preliminary objections in favor of Ukraine, strongly rejecting all objections of Russia to jurisdiction and admissibility, reaffirming its jurisdiction to consider Ukraine's claims under the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism (“ICSFT”) and the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (“CERD”).
The delivery of judgment dated 8 November was public. The video is available at link.
The court fixed 8 December 2020 as the time-limit for filing a Counter-Memorial by the Russian Federation. In its Counter-Memorial Russia will have to answer on the merits of Ukraine's claims – and the extensive evidence that proves them ─ that Russia has violated its international obligations under ICSFT and CERD.