International Court of Justice

ICJ Releases Order on Allegations of Genocide in Ukraine

By Bryce Klehm
Thursday, March 17, 2022, 9:37 AM

On March 17, the International Court of Justice released an order outlining allegations of genocide in Ukraine. The order responds to Ukraine's application, filed in the Registry of the Court on Feb. 26, and follows a hearing on March 7 that the Russian Federation did not attend. In the 22-page order, the court notes the results of a 13-2 vote in which the court decided, among other decisions, that "[t]he Russian Federation must suspend the military operations that it commenced on 24 February in the territory of Ukraine." You can read the order here and below.