ICJ: Ukraine v. Russian Federation

Order of 16 March 2022 in the Case Allegations of Genocide under the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide





Provisional Measures, Jurisdiction, Ukraine, Russian Federation, International Court of Justice


The author of the paper writes about the order of the International Court of Justice indicating provisional measures on a basis of Ukraine’s request. The request was to a larger degree granted. In the paper, the author points out that the fact that the order was issued does not resolve the issue of jurisdiction, which remains to be decided and could be crucial for Ukraine to maintain in its argumentation as the link between the case and the Genocide Convention (1948) seems to be rather weak. Secondly, the author thinks about the consequences of the “not to aggravate the situation” measure which was imposed also on Ukraine.

Author Biography

Lukáš Mareček, Comenius University Bratislava

Comenius University Bratislava, Faculty of Law
Department of International Law and International Relations
Šafárikovo nám. 6,
818 00 Bratislava; Slovakia


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How to Cite

Mareček, L. (2022). ICJ: Ukraine v. Russian Federation: Order of 16 March 2022 in the Case Allegations of Genocide under the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. Bratislava Law Review, 6(2), 139–148. https://doi.org/10.46282/blr.2022.6.2.307