United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Catherine Marchi-Uhel of France as the head of the independent panel to assist in the investigation and prosecution of those responsible for most serious violations of international law in Syria.
The panel, formally known as the International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism to Assist in the Investigation and Prosecution of Those Responsible for the Most Serious Crimes under International Law Committed in Syrian Arab Republic since March 2011, was established by the UN General Assembly in December last year more
In recent months the Security Council has discussed sanctions regarding Yemen, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Somalia and Libya; has adopted a resolution imposing sanctions on South Sudan; and reviewed the sanctions related to the Islamic Republic of Iran. Speaking to the Security Council in November 2014, Under-Secretary-General Jeffrey Feltman said that support to the Council and its sanctions committees is a central component of the Department of Political Affairs’ work. Continue reading →
CLOUT is the UN Commission on International Trade Law’s legal database of worldwide court decisions and arbitral awards on UNCITRAL texts. The database celebrated its 25th year of existence in December 2013. Continue reading →
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 →
The International Court of Justice will open its hearings in the case Timor-Leste v. Australia today at 10am Central European Time (8pm EST). The proceedings will be available live on the ICJ Multimedia Gallery and UNwebTV.
The 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 →
The finalization and adoption of draft texts on arbitration, security rights and cross-border insolvency will be key topics for consideration by the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), as it meets in Vienna, for its 46th session from 8-26 July 2013. Continue reading →
The 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 →