Hours after accusing Moscow of an “atrocity” by bombing a maternity and children’s hospital in the city of Mariupol, Ukraine’s president has launched a website to track alleged “crimes and human rights violations” committed by Russia in Ukraine.
The site, https://humanrights.gov.ua/, will “collect and process information on human rights violations by the Russian Federation” during the war, says the head of President Zelensky’s office, Andriy Yermak
The site asks people to fill out a form with the “the fact of human rights violations by the aggressor” and attach pictures or videos.
“The collected facts will be used as evidence for the defence and representation of Ukraine” in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) and the International Court of Justice (ICJ), Yermak says.
The ICJ, the UN’s top court, said on Monday it would decide “as soon as possible” on a Ukrainian demand for an emergency order that Russia halt hostilities immediately.
Seperately, the International Criminal Court (ICC) is investigating possible war crimes committed by Russia during the conflict.