State Responsibility

The ICJ’s Provisional Measures Order: Unprecedented

The ICJ’s Provisional Measures Order: Unprecedented

​On March 16, 2022, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) rendered its provisional measures order in the application brought by Ukraine against Russia under the Genocide Convention, arguing, inter alia, that Russia’s invasion was an unlawful abuse of its obligation...

Ukraine’s Legal Counterattack

Ukraine’s Legal Counterattack

Beyond its endurance on the battlefield, Ukraine has launched a legal counterattack against Russia in the courts. The normally slow-moving, process-heavy gears of international justice are now moving at relative lightspeed in response to Russia’s illegal invasion of...

On War

On War

As the invasion of Ukraine was starting, the Russian Ambassador to the United Nationals responded to the Ukrainian Special Envoy “Don’t call this a war. This is called a ‘special military operation in Donbass.’” Other Russian Ambassadors reiterated the statement...