Associate professor Iryna Marchuk publishes a blog post on EJIL:Talk! on the ICJ hearings on indication of provisional measures in the case of Ukraine v Russia – University of Copenhagen

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17 March 2017

Associate professor Iryna Marchuk publishes a blog post on EJIL:Talk! on the ICJ hearings on indication of provisional measures in the case of Ukraine v Russia

Iryna Marchuk’s blog post on EJIL:Talk! provides insights into Ukraine’s and Russia’s litigation strategy at the International Court of Justice during the oral hearings on indication of provisional measures that took place on 6-9 March 2017 in The Hague. In her blog post, she highlights the parties’ arguments on the existence of prima facie jurisdiction and plausibility of 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). She concludes that it is a case to be watched, as it has the potential to offer answers on the interpretation of state obligations under CERD, although it is less likely that it will engage with a substantive discussion of Ukraine’s claims under ICSFT.

The full text of the blog post can be found here.

Iryna is affiliated with the Faculty’s Research Group on International Crime and Criminal Law iCRIM.