084- East Timor Case (Portugal vs Australia)

084- East Timor Case (Portugal vs Australia) On February 22nd, 1991, Portugal filed with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) an application instituting proceedings against Australia concerning “certain activities of Australia with respect to East Timor”. It contended that Australia had disregarded its obligation to respect the duties and powers of Portugal as the administering […]

037- Aerial Incident of 27 July 1955 (UK vs Bulgaria)

037- Aerial Incident of 27 July 1955 (UK vs Bulgaria) On November 22nd, 1957, the United Kingdom filed an application instituting proceedings against Bulgaria before the International Court of Justice (ICJ). This motion was related to the case 035- Aerial Incident of 27 July 1955 (Israel vs Bulgaria). Indeed, British passengers were on board the plane […]

029- Certain Norwegian Loans (France vs Norway)

029- Certain Norwegian Loans (France vs Norway) On July 6th, 1955, France filed an application instituting proceedings against Norway before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) concerning certain loans that Norway had taken between 1885 and 1909. Interest on these loans had been paid in Norwegian kroner since Norway’s decision to suspend gold-currency convertibility. France […]

028- Aerial Incident of 07 Oct. 1952 (USA vs USSR)

028- Aerial Incident of 07 Oct. 1952 (USA vs USSR) On June 2nd, 1955, the United States filed an application instituting proceedings before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) against the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) in connection with the air incident of October 7th, 1954. In this case, a U.S. Navy B-29 aircraft […]

027- Antarctica (UK vs Chile)

027- Antarctica (UK vs Chile) On May 4th 1955, the United Kingdom filed before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) an application instituting proceedings against Chili, regarding disputes concerning sovereignty over certain islands and lands of Antarctica. In that application, the United Kingdom stated that it accepted the jurisdiction of the Court and that, although […]

026- Antarctica (UK vs Argentina)

026- Antarctica (UK vs Argentina) On May 4th 1955, the United Kingdom filed before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) an application instituting proceedings against Argentina, regarding disputes concerning sovereignty over certain islands and lands of Antarctica. In that application, the United Kingdom stated that it accepted the jurisdiction of the Court and that, although […]

025- Aerial Incident of 10 March 1953 (USA vs Czechoslovakia)

025- Aerial Incident of 10 March 1953 (USA vs Czechoslovakia) On March 22nd, 1955, the United States filed an application instituting proceedings against Czechoslovakia before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in connection with the aerial incident of March 10, 1953. In this case, an F-84 aircraft had been destroyed inside the United States occupation […]

023- Treatment in Hungary of Aircraft and Crew of the USA (USA vs USSR)

023- Treatment in Hungary of Aircraft and Crew of the USA (USA vs USSR) On March 3rd, 1954, the United States filed an application instituting proceedings against the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics(USSR) before the International Court of Justice (ICJ)  in connection with the aerial incident of November 19th, 1951. In the present case, an […]

022- Treatment in Hungary of Aircraft and Crew of USA (USA vs Hungary)

022- Treatment in Hungary of Aircraft and Crew of USA (USA vs Hungary) On March 3rd, 1954, the United States filed before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) an application instituting proceedings against Hungary in connection with the air incident of November 19th, 1951. In the present case, an American C-47 aircraft and its crew […]

016- Anglo Iranian Oil (UK vs Iran)

016- Anglo Iranian Oil (UK vs Iran) On 26 May 1951, the United Kingdom filed before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) an application instituting proceedings against Iran in respect of a dispute concerning the nationalisation of the Iranian-British company Anglo-Iranian Oil. Indeed, an agreement had been concluded between the Iranian Government and the Anglo-Iranian […]

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 […]