072- Application for Review of Num 333 of thr UN Administrative Tribunal

072- Application for Review of Num. 333 of the UN Administrative Tribunal The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has been requested to give an advisory opinion on the decision of the Secretary-General of the United Nations to extend the appointment of a staff member beyond the expiry date of his fixed-term contract, on the grounds […]

065- Interpretation of the Agreement of 25 March 1951 between the WHO and Egypt

065- Interpretation of the Agreement of 25 March 1951 between the WHO and Egypt The World Health Organization (WHO) requested an advisory opinion from the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in May 1980 on the following questions: “1. Are the negotiation and notice provisions of Section 37 of the Agreement of 25 March 1951 between […]

057- Application for Review of Judgment num 158 of the UN Administrative Tribunal

057- Application for Review of Judgment num. 158 of the UN Administrative Tribunal On July 3rd, 1972, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) received a request for an advisory opinion from the Committee on Requests for Reversal of Judgments of the Administrative Tribunal. In the present case, a former UN official had challenged the decision […]

049- Certain Expenses of the UN

049- Certain Expenses of the UN On December 20th, 1961, the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) adopted a resolution requesting an advisory opinion from the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on whether the costs incurred in the operations in the Congo and the United Nations Emergency Force in the Middle East constituted expenses […]

043- Constitution of the Maritime Safety Committee of the IMO

043- Constitution of the Maritime Safety Committee of the IMO On March 25th, 1959, the Secretary General of the Intergovernmental Maritime Consultative Organization ( now IMO), requested the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to render an advisory opinion on the legality of the composition of its Maritime Safety Committee. The question revolved around whether the […]

021-Effect of Awards of Compensation Made by the United Nations Administrative Tribunal

021- Effect of Awards of Compensation Made by the United Nations Administrative Tribunal On 21 December 21st, 1953, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) received from the Secretary-General of the United Nations a request for an advisory opinion on the effects to be accorded to the judgments of the UN’s Administrative Tribunal awarding compensation to […]

012- Reservations to the Convention of Prevention and Punishment of Crime of Genocide

012- Reservations to the Convention of Prevention and Punishment of Crime of Genocide On November 20th, 1950, the General Assembly put to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) a series of questions on the situation of a State which has made reservations to the Multilateral Convention on Genocide in the event that other States, signatories […]

010- International Status of South-West Africa

010- International Status of South-West Africa On December 27th, 1949, the Secretary-General of the United Nations transmitted to the Registry of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) a resolution of the General Assembly in which the latter requested the Court to give its opinion on the following questions: ”What is the international status of the […]

009- Competence of the General Assembly for the Admission of a State to the UN

009- Competence of the General Assembly for the Admission of a State to the UN On November 28th, 1949, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) was requested by the Secretary-General of the United Nations to rule on the following question: ”Can the admission of a State to membership in the United Nations, pursuant to Article […]

008- Interpretation of Peace Treaties with Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania

008- Interpretation of Peace Treaties with Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania On November 4th, 1949, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) was asked to give an advisory opinion on the interpretation of the peace treaties concluded between Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania on the one hand and Allies on the other hand in 1947. In a first […]

004- Reparation for Injuries Suffered in the Service of the UN

004- Reparation for Injuries Suffered in the Service of the UN Following the assassinations of some members of the UN delegation in Palestine, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) was called upon to rule on the ability or not for the International Institutions (in this case the United Nations) to bring an action for compensation […]

002- Conditions of Admission of a State to Membership in the UN

002- Conditions of Admission of a State to Membership in the UN The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has been asked to rule on the interpretation of Article 4 of the Charter of the United Nations concerning the admission of a new State to the UN General Assembly. The Court considered that the conditions set […]