003- Conditions of Admission of a State to Membership in the United Nations

003- Conditions of Admission of a State to Membership in the United Nations From the creation of the United Nations some 12 States had unsuccessfully applied for admission. Their applications were rejected by the Security Council in consequence of a veto imposed by one or other of the States which are permanent members of the […]

146- Judgment 2867 of the ILO/AT against IFAD

146- Judgment No.2867 of the Administrative Tribunal of the International Labour Organization upon a Complaint Filed against the International Fund for Agricultural Development In April 2010, the Court received a request for an advisory opinion from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (“IFAD”), a specialized agency of the United Nations, concerning a judgment of the […]

095- Legality of the Threat or Use of Nuclear Weapon

095- Legality of the Threat or Use of Nuclear Weapon The International Court of Justice (ICJ) was seized by the Secretary-General of the United Nations to give an advisory opinion on the question: “Is the threat or use of nuclear weapons in any circumstance permitted under international law ? The ICJ first ensured it had  […]

093- Legality of a Use by a State of Nuclear Weapons in Armed Conflicts

093- Legality of a Use by a State of Nuclear Weapons in Armed Conflicts In a letter dated August 27th, 1993, the World Health Organization (WHO) requested that International Court of Justice (ICJ) issue an advisory opinion on the following question: “In view of the health and environmental effects, would the use of nuclear weapons […]

077- Applicability of the Obligation to Arbitrate under Section 21 of the UN Headquarters

077- Applicability of the Obligation to Arbitrate under Section 21 of the UN Headquarters On March 2nd, 1988, the Secretary-General of the United Nations transmitted to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) resolution 42/229B in which the General Assembly requested an advisory opinion on whether “the United States of America, as a party to the […]

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 […]

066- Application for Review of Judgment num 273 of the UN Administrative Tribunal

066- Application for Review of Judgment num 273 of the UN Administrative Tribunal The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has been asked by the Committee on Requests for Reversal of Judgments of the Administrative Tribunal to give an advisory opinion on the legality of Judgment No. 273 rendered by the United Nations Administrative Tribunal on […]

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 […]

061- Western Sahara

061- Western Sahara On 13 December 1974, the General Assembly requested the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to provide an advisory opinion on the following questions: “I. Was Western Sahara (Rio de Oro and Sakiet El Hamra) at the time of colonization by Spain a territory belonging to no one (terra nullius) ?” If the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]