182- Application of the Convention against Genocide (Ukraine vs Russia)

182 – Application of the Convention for the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Ukraine vs Russia) On February 26th, 2022, the Republic of Ukraine filed before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) an application instituting proceedings against the Russian Federation for alleged violations of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of […]

161- Maritime Delimitation in the Indian Ocean (Somalia vs Kenya)

161- Maritime Delimitation in the Indian Ocean (Somalia vs Kenya) On August 28th 2014, Somalia filed before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) an application instituting proceedings against Kenya concerning the establishment of a single maritime boundary in the Indian Ocean between the two countries, delimiting the territorial sea, the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) and […]

180- Application of the CERD (Armenia vs Azerbaijan)

180- Application of the CERD (Armenia vs Azerbaijan) On September 16th, 2021, Armenia filed with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) an application instituting proceedings against Azerbaijan for alleged violations of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (the ”Convention” ”or“ CERD ”) in its articles 2 to 7 during […]

013- Interpretation of the ICJ Judgment of Nov 20 1950 (Colombia vs Peru)

013- Request in Interpretation of the ICJ Judgment of Nov 20 1950 (Colombia vs Peru) The same day that the Court delivered its judgment in the case 007- Asylum Case (Colombia vs Peru), Colombia submitted an application for interpretation in which it intended, inter alia, to have a statement as to whether the judgment entailed an […]

157-Maritime Delimitation in the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean (Costa Rica v. Nicaragua)

157-Maritime Delimitation in the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean (Costa Rica v. Nicaragua) On February 25th, 2015 Costa Rica filed an Application instituting proceedings before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) against Nicaragua concerning a dispute relating the maritime delimitation in the Caribbean sea and the Pacific ocean. Claiming to have exhausted all diplomatic […]

150-Certain Activities Carried Out by Nicaragua in the Border Area (Costa Rica v. Nicaragua)

150-Certain Activities Carried Out by Nicaragua in the Border Area (Costa Rica v. Nicaragua) On November 18th, 2010, Costa Rica filed an application instituting proceedings before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) against Nicaragua, claiming that the latter had violated the principles of territorial integrity and the prohibition of the threat or use of force. […]

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 […]

132-Maritime Delimitation in the Black Sea (Romania vs Ukraine)

132-Maritime Delimitation in the Black Sea (Romania vs Ukraine) On 16 September 2004, Romania filed an Application instituting proceedings against Ukraine before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in respect of a dispute concerning “the establishment of a single maritime boundary between the two States in the Black Sea, thereby delimiting the continental shelf and […]

124-Territorial and Maritime Dispute (Nicaragua vs Colombia)

124-Territorial and Maritime Dispute (Nicaragua vs Colombia) On December 6th, 2001, Nicaragua filed an application instituting proceedings against Colombia before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in order to settle maritime and territorial disputes that have existed between the parties for many years. Colombia filed preliminary objections regarding the jurisdiction of the Court. In its […]

104- LaGrand Case (Germany vs USA)

104- LaGrand Case (Germany vs USA) Karl and Walter LaGrand, both German citizens, were arrested in the State of Arizona in 1982. They were judged and sentenced to the death penalty without having been informed of their right to communicate with and be assisted by their governments. As a result, consular officers did not intervene […]

102- Sovereignty over Pulau Ligitan and Pulau Sipadan (Indonesia/Malaysia)

102- Sovereignty over Pulau Ligitan and Pulau Sipadan (Indonesia/Malaysia) The Republic of Indonesia and Malaysia signed a compromise on January 31st, 1997 in Kuala Lumpur which aimed to submit their dispute to the International Court of Justice (ICJ). The question put to the Court was to decide which of the two States, in light of […]

088- Interpretation and Application of the 1971 Montreal Convention (Libya vs UK)

088- Interpretation and Application of the 1971 Montreal Convention (Libya vs UK) On March 3rd, 1992, Libya filed before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) an application instituting proceedings against the United Kingdom with regards to the Lockerbie air incident of December 21st, 1988. In this case, two Libyan nationals had planted an explosive device […]

085- Maritime Delimitation between Guinea Bissau and Senegal (Guinea Bissau vs Senegal)

085- Maritime Delimitation between Guinea Bissau and Senegal (Guinea Bissau vs Senegal) On March 12th, 1991, Guinea-Bissau filed an application instituting proceedings before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) against Senegal. In so far as that application had a clear connection with the case 082- Arbitral Award of 31 July 1989 (Guinea Bissau vs Senegal) still […]

073- Border and Transborder Armed Actions (Nicaragua vs Costa Rica)

073- Border and Trans-border Armed Actions (Nicaragua vs Costa Rica) On July 28th, 1986, Nicaragua filed before an application instituting proceedings against Costa Rica before the International Court of Justice (ICJ). He accused the latter of alleged violations of international law, in particular as a result of military activities carried out against the Nicaraguan authorities […]

050- Barcelona Traction (Belgium vs Spain)

050- Barcelona Traction, Light and Power Company Limited (Belgium vs Spain) On June 19th, 1962, Belgium filed with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) a new application initiating proceedings in the case 041- Barcelona Traction (Belgium vs Spain). Spain raised four preliminary objections to the Jurisdiction of the Court. In its judgment of July 24th, 1964, […]

047- South West Africa Cases (Liberia vs South Africa)

047- South West Africa Cases (Liberia vs South Africa) On November 4th, 1960, Ethiopia and Liberia, acting as former member states of the League of Nations (the League), each filed an application instituting proceedings before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) against South Africa in a case concerning the maintenance of the League’s mandate for […]

045- Temple of Preah Vihear (Cambodia vs Thailand)

045- Temple of Preah Vihear (Cambodia vs Thailand) Cambodia filed an Application to institute proceedings before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) against Thailand. It complained that the defendant state had occupied a piece of its territory surrounding the ruins of the Temple of Preah Vihear, a place of pilgrimage and worship for Cambodians. Thailand […]

040- Aerial Incident of 04 Sept. 1954 (USA vs USSR)

040- Aerial Incident of 04 Sept. 1954 (USA vs USSR) On July 25th, 1958, the United States filed before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) an application instituting proceedings against the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) in connection with the air incident of September 4, 1954. In this case, a U.S. Navy P2-V aircraft […]

033- Application of the Convention of 1902 concerning the Guardianship of Infants (Netherlands vs Sweden)

033- Application of the Convention of 1902 concerning the Guardianship of Infants (Netherlands vs Sweden) On July 10th, 1957, the Kingdom of the Netherlands filed an application instituting proceedings before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) against Sweden regarding a dispute concerning the application of national rules and international conventions on the guardianship of minors. […]