Register of damage caused to Ukraine by Russian aggression to be established in the Hague
4On Feb. 17, 2023, the Dutch government formally accepted Ukraine’s proposal to establish the Register of Damage Caused to Ukraine by Russian Aggression in the Hague, Ukrainian Ministry of Justice reports.
The register will contain information on war-related damages to Ukrainian citizens, businesses and the state. “The destruction and damage caused by Russia to our citizens, businesses and the state are enormous. The aggressor country is obliged by international law to compensate them. For this, damages must be carefully documented, evaluated and prepared for further consideration. The Hague is undoubtedly the capital of international justice, and it is only fitting that the Register of Damages, as the first component of the reparations mechanism proposed by Ukraine, will be located there,” Ukraine’s Minister of Justice Denys Maliuska said.
According to the ministry, the register aims to become the first component of a comprehensive reparations mechanism designed to ensure that the aggressor state compensates Ukraine in full for the damages caused per international law.