App. 023/2019_ Thomas Boni Yayi vs Burkina Faso

Thomas Boni Yayi vs Republic of Burkina Faso On June 11th, 2022, Mr. Thomas Boni Yayi (the Applicant) filed an application instituting proceedings against the Republic of Burkina Faso (the defendant State) before the African Court of Human and Peoples’ Rights (the ACHPR or the Charter) for alleged violations of the African Charter of Human […]

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”, […]

064- US Diplomatic and Consular Staff in Tehran (USA vs Iran)

064- US Diplomatic and Consular Staff in Tehran (USA vs Iran) On November 29th, 1979, the United States filed before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) an application instituting proceedings against the Republic of Iran. Indeed, members of the American diplomatic and consular staff had been taken hostage during an attack carried out on November […]

041- Barcelona Traction (Belgium vs Spain)

041- Barcelona Traction (Belgium vs Spain) On September 23rd, 1958, Belgium filed an application instituting proceedings before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) against Spain concerning the bankruptcy in Spain in 1948 of Barcelona Traction, a public limited company formed in Toronto in 1911 and which capital belonged largely to Belgian nationals. It claimed that […]

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 […]

036- Aerial Incident of 27 July 1955 (USA vs Bulgaria)

036- Aerial Incident of 27 July 1955 (USA vs Bulgaria) On October 28th, 1957, the United States filed an application before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) instituting proceedings against Bulgaria. This motion was related to the case 035- Aerial Incident of 27 July 1955 (Israel vs Bulgaria). Indeed, American passengers were on board the plane that […]

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 […]

020- Societe Electricite de Beyrouth (France vs Lebanon)

020- Societe Electricite de Beyrouth (France vs Lebanon) On August 15th, 1953, France filed an application instituting proceedings against Lebanon before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) concerning certain measures taken by the Lebanese Government affecting two French companies. The applicant State considered that those measures were contrary to certain commitments resulting from an agreement […]