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‘In international law you need two to tango’: senior official explains workings of UN world court

The International Court of Justice is an integral part of the United Nations.

Conor Lennon from UN News caught up with Philippe Gautier, the newly appointed Registrar of the ICJ, and started by asking him to explain the role the ICJ plays on the world stage.

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International Court of Justice orders Pakistan to review death penalty for Indian accused of spying

In a ruling delivered on Wednesday, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ordered Pakistan to review a death sentence handed down in the case of a former Indian Navy officer accused by Pakistan of spying, finding that the country’s authorities acted in breach of the Vienna Convention, which lays out rules for diplomatic relations between countries.

UK must end ‘unlawful’ administration of Chagos Archipelago ‘as rapidly as possible,’ top UN court rules

The UK Government is “under an obligation” to end its administration of the Chagos Archipelago “as rapidly as possible” the International Court of Justice, the principal judicial body of the UN, stated in an Advisory Opinion released on Monday. The Opinion calls the continued administration of the archipelago “unlawful,” and “a wrongful act.”

Top UN judicial body orders US to ease Iran sanctions

In a ruling issued on Wednesday, the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, ordered the United States to lift some of the economic sanctions it has imposed on Iran, which effect the importation of humanitarian goods and products, as well as the safety of civilian aircraft.

UN General Assembly, Security Council conclude elections for ‘World Court’ judges

The United Nations General Assembly and Security Council today elected a fifth judge to a seat on the International Court of Justice (ICJ) – the principal judicial organ of the UN – following the election of four judges earlier this month.

Hearings for Burkina Faso-Niger border case end at UN International Court of Justice

The West African countries of Burkina Faso and Niger today completed the presentation of their respective cases in a border dispute to the United Nations International Court of Justice (ICJ), which is expected to issue its judgment within four to six months.

UN World Court elects President and Vice-President for three-year terms

The International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, today elected a new President and Vice-President, who will each serve a term of three years.

UN court rules against Italy in case over Nazi compensation claims

The United Nations International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled today that Italy has violated its obligation to respect Germany’s immunity under international law by allowing civil claims seeking reparations for Nazi war crimes to be brought against it in Italian courts.

Security Council to hold election in April to fill UN World Court vacancy

The Security Council today set 27 April as the date for an election to fill the vacancy on the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, resulting from a recent resignation.

Nicaragua files suit against Costa Rica at UN World Court over border violations

Nicaragua has filed suit against Costa Rica at the United Nations International Court of Justice (ICJ), citing violations to national sovereignty and major environmental damages to its territory due to the construction of a new road along the banks of the San Juan River.