Croatia joins Ukraine's lawsuit about genocide against Russia at the UN International Court
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Croatia issued an official statement on joining the process at the International Court of Justice of the United Nations, which was initiated by Ukraine against Russia after the start of a full-scale invasion.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Croatia reports.
The application for entry into the process was submitted on October 19, 2022.
"As a state party to the Convention on Genocide, Croatia has the right to enter into the proceedings and intends to submit its interpretation of the relevant provisions of the Convention on Genocide," the message says.
In its submission, Croatia focuses on the interpretation of Article IX of the Genocide Convention and argues that the court has jurisdiction over the case.
The country affirms "firm commitment to the international order based on the rules and respect for international law, in particular, the obligations of states not to resort to threats or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state and to respect human rights, international humanitarian law as part of international law, as well as the Convention on Genocide".
Latvia, Lithuania, New Zealand, Great Britain, Germany, USA, Sweden, Romania, France, Italy, Poland, Denmark, Ireland, Finland, Estonia, Spain, Australia, Portugal, Austria, Luxembourg and Greece have already officially joined this lawsuit of Ukraine.