International Court of Justice

Top UN court will consider Ukraine allegations against Russia of treaty violations

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has agreed to hear claims by Ukraine related to the conflict in the east of the country, where Government forces have been fighting mostly pro-Russian separatists, for more than five years.

‘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.

News in Brief 20 March 2019

  • UN ramps up humanitarian response to Cyclone Idai
  • UN court increases Karadžić sentence to life imprisonment
  • South-South cooperation key to fight against global warming: UN chief
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Top UN court rules it has jurisdiction to hear Iranian claim against US over frozen assets

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled on Wednesday that is has the jurisdiction to hear part of a case brought by Iran against the United States, aimed at unfreezing close to $2 billion in Iranian assets being held there.

International Court of Justice, key to ‘high degree’ of stability, peace and prosperity over 70 years

A chief reason for the high level of “peace, stability and prosperity” enjoyed by many countries across the world is the ongoing work of the International Court of Justice (ICJ).  That’s the view of Judge Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf, of Somalia, President of the ICJ.  Judge Yusuf briefed the Security Council on Wednesday on the work of the Court over the past year, he spoke with Mustafa Al Gamal of our UN News Arabic service.

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Japanese law professor elected new judge at the International Court of Justice

An international law professor from Japan has been elected to serve with the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, following the resignation of a sitting judge, earlier this month.

“Global Parliament of Mayors” will help UN reach its goals

A new “Global Parliament of Mayors” due to convene in The Hague in September, will help the UN reach its global goals.

That’s the view of Jozias van Aartsen, who is mayor of The Hague, in the Netherlands, a city which is already home to several key international bodies.

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Costa Rican boats allowed to travel along border river after UN World Court ruling

Costa Rican tourist and commercial boats have the right to travel along the river that defines part of its border with Nicaragua, but Nicaragua has the right to regulate the river traffic, the United Nations’ top court ruled today.