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Greece breached accord with former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia – UN court

Greece breached a United Nations-facilitated accord with the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia when it blocked its neighbour’s attempt to become a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled today.

UN Member States elect judges to serve on International Court of Justice

The General Assembly and the Security Council today elected four judges to serve on the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal judicial organ of the United Nations.

International law increasingly vital, says head of UN World Court

It is vital that international law underpin developments on the global stage, especially in an ever increasingly globalized and interconnected world, the head of the United Nations International Court of Justice (ICJ) said today.

United Arab Emirates calls on Iran to take dispute over islands to UN court

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) today called on Iran to either enter into serious, direct talks over three islands which it says are an integral part of UAE territory or refer the issue to the United Nations International Court of Justice (ICJ).

UN picks new judge for World Court, extends terms of judges for war crimes tribunals

The Security Council and the General Assembly today elected Xue Hanqin to fill a vacancy in the United Nations International Court of Justice (ICJ), while the Council separately extended the terms of judges of the UN war crimes tribunals for the 1994 genocide in Rwanda and the 1990s conflicts in the former Yugoslavia.

Australia launches action against Japan before UN court over whaling dispute

Australia has filed suit at the United Nations International Court of Justice (ICJ) against Japan for allegedly breaching international law regarding whaling, saying its activities cannot be justified on scientific grounds.

At UN, Serbian leader places faith in legal solution to Kosovo issue

Instead of resorting to violence, Serbia is seeking a legal opinion on the legality of Kosovo’s declaration of independence last year, the country’s leader told the General Assembly’s annual high-level debate today.

Belgium takes Senegal to UN court over prosecution of former Chadian president

Belgium has instituted proceedings against Senegal, pressing for the prosecution of a former Chadian president accused of mass torture and other human rights abuses, in the United Nations court that adjudicates disputes between States.

UN court splits waters of Black Sea between Ukraine and Romania

The United Nation’s top court has ruled that Ukrainian ownership of Serpent Island – a rocky outcrop in the Black Sea – does not entitle the country to exclusive rights to an undersea area, thought to be rich in hydrocarbons, it had disputed for decades with Romania.

UN Court rules against United States on execution of Mexican

The International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, found today that the United States had breached its orders when Texas last year executed a Mexican national who had not been informed on arrest of his right to contact his consular representatives.