On the 19th of January 2017 the Deputy Minister for the European Integration Olena Zerkal held a meeting with representatives of the Diplomatic corps in order to provide international community with the information concerning the recent case filed by Ukraine against Russian Federation in the International Court of Justice and an arbitral tribunal under the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.
During the meeting the overview of the International Court of Justice Case was presented, which explains Ukraine’s strategy for defending its sovereign rights violated by unlawful actions of the Russian Federation in Crimea and eastern Ukraine.
Olena Zerkal explained that Ukraine’s ICJ case is based on systematic violations by Russian Federation of the International Convention for the 1999 Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism and the 1965 International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination provisions.
The issue concerning organization of the arbitral tribunal under the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea was also a point of the meeting’s agenda.
After the discussion and answering questions there is a strong hope that all countries that follow the international rule of law will be supportive of the Ukraine’s efforts to stand up to Russian violation of the international law.