March 6, Crimean lawyer Emil Kurbedinov submitted an appeal to the International Court of Justice in The Hague on the persecution of Crimean Tatars and Ukrainians in the Russia-annexed Crimea, according to the Head of the Secretariat of the Ukrainian Commissioner for Human Rights Bogdan Kriklivenko.
Kriklivenko recalled that, public hearings in the International Court of Justice on the suit of Ukraine against the Russian Federation began on March 6.
On January 16, 2017, Ukraine filed a lawsuit with the International Court of Justice to bring the Russian Federation to justice for violating the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism and the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.
The materials of the case include a tragedy of Malaysian Boeing, shelling of residential areas of Mariupol, Kramatorsk, Volnovakha, attacks in Kharkov and other Ukrainian cities. Separately requests were submitted concerning the Crimean Tatars and Ukrainians rights violations in the occupied Crimea.
It is worth noting that the lawsuit contained claims to ban Russia from committing aggressive acts that may aggravate the situation and to stop the financing of terrorist organizations before the final court ruling.