Two questions arise from the Ukranian Genocide Case, according to Prof Weller. First, whether it is worthwhile for Ukraine to continue the case. And second, whether Ukraine should bring a fresh action, alleging that genocide is being committed by Russian armed forces on its territory.
On 31 January 2024, the ICJ handed down its judgment on Ukraine’s case against Russia under the Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism and the Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
On 26 January 2024, the ICJ handed down an order on preliminary measures, finding that it did have prima facie jurisdiction to hear the case submitted by South Africa against Israel under the Gencoide Act, and requiring Israel to take preliminary measures to refrain from committing acts of genocide in Palestine.
The UK Prime Minister and President Zelenskyy signrd a historic UK-Ukraine Agreement on Security Cooperation. The G7 nations agreed to provide Ukraine with bilateral security assurances at the NATO Summit in Vilnius last year; the UK is the first country to deliver a final agreement.