International Law in Brief
Germany is Fifth State to Intervene in Ukraine v. Russia at ICJ
By: Justine N. Stefanelli | September 6, 2022 - 12:47pm
On September 2, Germany became the fifth state to file a declaration of intervention in the case concerning Allegations of Genocide under the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Ukraine v. Russian Federation). In its declaration, Germany stated that the case "raises important issues concerning the Genocide Convention," which "impose[s] erga omnes partes obligations on Contracting Parties." Declarations of intervention have also been filed by Latvia, Lithuania, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.