Mass Intervention?: The Joint Statement of 41 States on Ukraine v. Russia

Author: Brian McGarry
Published: 30.05.2022
On 20 May 2022, 41 states and the EU issued a Joint Statement regarding the pending ICJ proceedings in Ukraine v. Russia. The Joint Statement indicates that the signatories agree “to explore all options to support Ukraine in its efforts before the ICJ and to consider a possible intervention in these proceedings”. One of the signatories, Romania, had days earlier indicated its intent to intervene. President Zelenskyy has characterized these developments as follows: 42 states took Ukraine’s side in the case against Russia at the International Court of Justice and intend to join the proceedings. Grateful to partners who chose the right…