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ICJ hearings on Timor-Leste v. Australia close

The ICJ hearings in the case Timor-Leste v. Australia which started on Monday have come to a conclusion. hese hearings were devoted to a request for the indication of provisional measures (read: Timor requested the Court to make an urgent decision to force Australia to give certain confidential documents back to Timor) submitted by Timor-Leste. The Court will now start its Deliberation process. The date of the delivery of the Court’s Order will be announced by the ICJ in due course.  Continue reading

In Peace Palace address, Ban appeals for political solution to Syrian conflict

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (left, at lectern) speaks at the ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of the Peace Palace, seat of the International Court of Justice, in The Hague. 28 August 2013 The Hague, NetherlandsAs the latest escalation in Syria “has raised the spectre of chemical warfare,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged members of the Security Council to explore all diplomatic options to bring all Syrian parties to the negotiating table, stressing there is no military solution to the crisis. “We must pursue all avenues to get the parties to the negotiating table Continue reading

ICJ to begin its deliberation on Whaling in the Antarctic case (Australia v. Japan: New Zealand intervening)

The International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, today started its hearings in the case concerning Whaling in the Antarctic (Australia vs. Japan; New Zealand intervening). The ICJ today heard the first arguments of Australia. These hearings will continue until 16 July 2013. ICJ judgments are final and binding upon the parties. Recent statistics show that these judgments are usually expected within a four to six months period.  Members of the delegation of Australia at the opening of the hearings. 26 June 2013 The Hague, NetherlandsThe public hearings in the case concerning Whaling in the Antarctic (Australia v. Japan: New Zealand intervening) were concluded on Tuesday, 16 July. The Court will now begin its deliberation. During the hearings, which opened on 26 June 2013 at the Peace Palace, seat of the Court, the delegation of Australia was led by Continue reading

ICJ Hears Case of Whaling in Antarctic: Australia vs. Japan

View of the courtroom of the International Court of Justice at the opening of the hearings. 26 June 2013 The Hague, NetherlandsThe International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, started its hearings in the case concerning Whaling in the Antarctic (Australia vs. Japan; New Zealand intervening). The ICJ started by first hearing the arguments of Australia. These hearings will continue until 16 July 2013. ICJ judgements are final and binding upon the Parties.  Continue reading