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.

UN World Court acquits Serbia of genocide in Bosnia; finds it guilty of inaction

The International Court of Justice (ICJ), the main United Nations judicial organ, today overwhelmingly acquitted Serbia of committing genocide in Bosnia and Herzegovina during the Balkan war of the 1990s, but found it guilty of failing to prevent genocide in the massacre of more than 7,000 Bosnian Muslims in the town of Srebrenica.

Dominica brings case against Switzerland to International Court of Justice

Dominica today brought a case against Switzerland to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, concerning alleged violations with respect to a diplomatic envoy to the UN in Geneva.

UN’s World Court marks 60th birthday with call for yet more to be done

The International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, celebrated its 60th birthday today, with Secretary-General Kofi Annan telling a solemn sitting that more must be done to ensure its future through wider acceptance of its jurisdiction on issues ranging from boundary disputes to genocide.

International Court of Justice names its first female president

The United Nations main judicial body today turned to a British international legal expert who became its first and only female member more than a decade ago to serve as its first woman president.

Uganda violated international law by occupying eastern DR of Congo – UN court

The International Court of Justice (ICJ), the United Nations' principal judicial organ for settling disputes between countries, ruled today that Uganda violated the principle of non-intervention in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and breached human rights laws through the brutalities committed by its army.