143- Jurisdictional Immunities of the State (Germany vs Italy)

143- Jurisdictional Immunities of the State (Germany vs Italy) On December 23rd, 2008, the Federal Republic of Germany filed an application instituting proceedings against the Republic of Italy before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for alleged violations of the principle of immunity from jurisdiction of a sovereign State before the civil courts of the […]

153-Obligation to Negotiate Access to the Pacific Ocean (Bolivia v. Chile)

153-Obligation to Negotiate Access to the Pacific Ocean (Bolivia v. Chile) Bolivia filed an Application instituting proceedings before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) against Chile on April 24th, 2013 concerning a dispute relating to the applicant’s access to the Pacific Ocean. It contended that ”beyond its general obligations under international law, Chile has committed […]

152-Construction of a Road in Costa Rica along the San Juan River (Nicaragua v. Costa Rica)

152-Construction of a Road in Costa Rica along the San Juan River (Nicaragua v. Costa Rica) 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 […]

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. […]

125- Frontier Dispute (Benin/Niger)

125- Frontier Dispute (Benin/Niger) Benin and Niger signed a Special Agreement on June 15th,2001 in which the two countries agreed to submit to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) their dispute concerning “the definitive delimitation of the whole boundary between them”. On May 3rd, 2002, they notified the Court which, in an order dated November […]

074- Border and Transborder Armed Actions (Nicaragua vs Honduras)

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

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 […]

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 […]

048- The Northern Cameroons (Cameroon vs UK)

048- The Northern Cameroons (Cameroon vs UK) On May 30th 1961, the Republic of Cameroon filed an application instituting proceedings before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) against the United Kingdom for violation of the trusteeship agreement applying to the territory of Cameroon under British administration (northern Cameroon), and in particular the attachment of part […]

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 […]

046- South West Africa Cases (Ethiopia vs South Africa)

046- South West Africa Cases (Ethiopia 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 […]

038- Sovereignty over Certain Frontier Land (Belgium vs Netherlands)

038- Sovereignty over Certain Frontier Land (Belgium vs Netherlands) On November  27th, 1957, Belgium and the Netherlands jointly submitted to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) a compromise requesting it to grant sovereignty over certain border plots of land to one or the other of the country. Each party presented the title and documents on […]

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 […]

001- The Corfu Channel Case (UK vs Albania)

001- The Corfu Channel Case (UK vs Albania) On May 22nd, 1947, the United Kingdom filed an application instituting proceedings against Albania before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) following damage to warships of the British fleet in the Corfu channel. Accusing Albania of having laid the mines or of having let a third State […]