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UN World Court rejects preliminary Serbian objections in genocide case with Croatia

The International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, today rejected Serbian objections over questions of jurisdiction and admissibility in the genocide case brought against it by Croatia.

Five judges elected to serve on UN International Court of Justice

The General Assembly and the Security Council today elected five judges to serve nine-year terms on the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, starting early next year.

International Criminal Court at ‘critical’ stage, its President tells Assembly

The International Criminal Court (ICC) is at a “critical” juncture, with its success hinging on such factors as guaranteeing its judicial independence and universal ratification, the Court’s President said in New York today.

UN voices serious concerns about US execution of Mexican national

The United Nations human rights office has voiced serious concerns about the execution of a Mexican national by United States authorities in defiance of an order from the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

UN World Court sets deadline for US submissions in Mexican executions case

The International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, today said that the United States has until 29 August to file written observations on the request for interpretation submitted by Mexico regarding the five Mexican nationals held on death row in US prisons.

UN World Court orders United States to stay executions of Mexican nationals

The principal judicial organ of the United Nations today ordered the United States to delay the executions of five Mexican nationals on death row in its prisons until the court issues a final ruling on the matter.

UN court rules in maritime dispute between Singapore and Malaysia

Singapore has won sovereignty over a disputed island and Malaysia has been awarded control over a series of permanently above-water rocks in a ruling issued today by the United Nations principal judicial organ in a maritime dispute between the Asian neighbours.

Peru takes Chile to UN World Court over maritime dispute

Peru today asked the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, to adjudicate a maritime boundary dispute with Chile.

UN court rules disputed islands in Caribbean Sea belong to Colombia

The International Court of Justice, the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, ruled today that three Caribbean Sea islands disputed by Nicaragua and Colombia belong to the latter country because a 1928 treaty between the two nations settled the issue.

UN court to start hearings next year in French-Djiboutian dispute on witnesses

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) announced today that it will begin public hearings next January in a case between France and Djibouti over whether high-level figures in the African country, including its Head of State, can be summoned as witnesses as part of a French judicial investigation.