in common is a commitment to the rule of law in international affairs.
This goes beyond words to deeds, and includes support for international institutions, foremost among which, for the public international lawyer, is the InternationalCourtofJustice at The Hague. Both Norway and the United
The present column covers procedural developments at the InternationalCourtofJustice ( ICJ ) for the period spanning from 1 April 2017 to 31 January 2019. This was a busy period for the Court as regards procedural matters. The Court issued a judgment on preliminary
The present column covers procedural developments at the InternationalCourtofJustice ( icj ) in the period spanning from 1 June 2014 to 30 June 2015. In this period, the Court issued a judgment dealing with outstanding preliminary issues and the merits of the case concerning
In April 2016, the InternationalCourtofJustice held a colloquium to commemorate the 70th anniversary of its establishment. One of the principal themes of this event was the potential adoption of improvements to the procedures and working practices of the Court. 1 For this purpose, a Counsel
The present column covers procedural developments at the InternationalCourtofJustice spanning the period from 1 February 2013 to 31 May 2014. In this period, the Court:
issued seven orders in connection with the Certain Activities/Construction of a Road cases between
The interplay between the InternationalCourtofJustice and the Security Council has been the subject of thoughtful analyses by eminent international lawyers since the very inception of the United Nations. One of the best examinations of this complicated relationship was
Cover up that sandbar, which I can’t endure to look on! 1
On 25 February 2014, Costa Rica filed an Application instituting proceedings against Nicaragua requesting the InternationalCourtofJustice ( ICJ or the Court) “to determine the complete course of a single
On 14 July 2020, the InternationalCourtofJustice ( ICJ ) ruled in favour of Qatar by rejecting the appeal put forward by Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates (four States or appellants) on the dispute over access to airspace. 1 The case arose because
virtue of a party having the right to bring a claim in the chosen forum, any abuse of those processes can thereafter be policed by the court.
To date, the InternationalCourtofJustice ( ICJ ) has never upheld an argument founded upon the abuse of process doctrine, despite it having become fairly
This article considers the notion of non-justiciability before the InternationalCourtofJustice ( ICJ ). Non-justiciability is a familiar, albeit controversial, feature in many domestic legal systems. It envisages that some disputes are inappropriate for settlement by a court