Ukraine allies back Kyiv's genocide challenge against Russia at World Court
Kyiv argues that Russia is abusing the 1948 UN Genocide Convention, adopted in the aftermath of World War Two, by saying the invasion was justified to stop an alleged genocide in eastern Ukraine.
Russia using genocide 'lie' as pretext to destroy, Ukraine tells World Court
Kyiv argues Russia is abusing international law by saying the invasion was justified to stop an alleged genocide in eastern Ukraine.
General assembly refers Israeli occupation to UN court
The resolution also demands that Israel cease settlements but general assembly votes have no legal force – unlike those in the Security Council, where US ally Israel wields veto power.
UN votes to ask World Court's opinion on Israel's occupation
Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki says 98 countries supported the resolution, 52 abstained and 17 voted against.
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