Chapter VII. Decisions and Advisory Opinions of International Tribunals

A. international Court of Justice1

The International Court of Justice is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations It was established in June 1945 by the Charter of the United Nations and began work in April 1946

  1. Judgments

    (i) Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Bosnia and Herzegovina v Serbia and Montenegro), Judgment, 26 February 2007

    (ii) Ahmadou Sadio Diallo (Republic of Guinea v Democratic Republic of the Congo), Preliminary Objections, Judgment, 24 May 2007

    (iii) Territorial and Maritime Dispute between Nicaragua and Honduras in the Caribbean Sea (Nicaragua v Honduras), Judgment, 8 October 2007

  2. Advisory Opinions

    No advisory opinions were delivered by the International Court of Justice in 2007

  3. Pending cases as at 31 december 2007

    (i) Certain Questions of Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters (Djibouti v France) (2006—)

    (ii) Pulp Mills on the River Uruguay (Argentina v Uruguay) (2006-)

    (iii) Dispute regarding Navigational and Related Rights (Costa Rica v Nicaragua) (2005-)

    (iv) Maritime Delimitation in the Black Sea (Romania v Ukraine) (2004- )

    1 The texts of the judgments, advisory opinions and orders are published in the I.C.J Reports. Summaries of the judgments, advisory opinions and orders of the Court are provided in English and French on its website at http://www icj-cij org In addition, the summaries can also be found in Summaries of Judgments, Advisory Opinions and Orders of the International Court of Justice (United Nations Publication, Sales Nos E 97 V 7, E 05 V 12, E 08 V 6, (ST/LEG/SER F/1 and Add 1–3), which is published in the six official languages of the United Nations

    (v) Sovereignty over Pedra Branca/Pulau Batu Puteh, Middle Rocks and South Ledge (Malaysia v. Singapore) (2003- )

    (vi) Certain Criminal Proceedings in France (Republic of the Congo v France) (2003- )

    (vii) Territorial and Maritime dispute (Nicaragua v Colombia) (2001- )

    (viii) Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Croatia v Serbia) (1999- )

    (ix) Armed Activities on the Territory of the Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo v Uganda) (1999- )

    (x) Ahmadou Sadio Diallo (Republic of Guinea v Democratic Republic of the Congo) (1998- )

    (xi) Gabčíkovo-Nagymaros Project (Hungary v Slovakia) (1993- )

    B. international Tribunal for the Law of the sea2

    The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea is an independent permanent tribunal established by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, 1982 3 The Agreement on Cooperation and Relationship between the United Nations and the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea,4 signed by the Secretary-General of the United Nations and the President of the Tribunal on 18 December 1997, establishes a mechanism for cooperation between the two institutions

  4. Judgments

    (i) Case No. 14—The “Hoshinmaru” Case (Japan v Russian Federation), Prompt Release, 6 August 2007

    (ii) Case No. 15—The “Tomimaru” Case (Japan v Russian Federation), Prompt Release, 6 August 2007

  5. Pending cases as at 31 december 2007

    Case No. 7—Case concerning the Conservation and Sustainable Exploitation of Swordfish Stocks in the South-Eastern Pacific Ocean (Chile v European Community) (2000- )

    2 For more information about the Tribunal’s activities, including relating to orders rendered in 2007, see the Annual report of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea for 2007 (SPLOS/174) and the Tribunal’s website at http:\\www itlos org See also the Reports of Judgments, Advisory Opinions...

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