Chapter VII. Decisions and Advisory Opinions of International Tribunals

  1. 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) . Certain Property (Liechtenstein v Germany), .Preliminary .Objections, .Judgment, .

      10 .February .2005

      . (ii) . Frontier Dispute (Benin v .Niger), .Judgment, .12 .July .2005

    2. Advisory Opinions

      No .advisory .opinions .were .delivered .by .the .International .Court .of .Justice .in .2005

    3. Pending cases as at 31 December 2005

      . (i) . Dispute regarding Navigational and Related Rights (Costa Rica v Nicaragua)


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

      . (iii) . Sovereignty over Pedra Branca/Pulau Batu Puteh, Middle Rocks and South Ledge

      (Malaysia v. Singapore) (2003- .)

      . (iv) . Certain Criminal Proceedings in France (Republic of the Congo v France)

      (2003- .)

      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, .ST/LEG/SER F/1 .and .Add 1 .and .2), .which .is .published .in .the .six .official .languages .of .the .United . Nations .The .summaries .of .the .decisions .listed .above .will .appear .in .the .third .addendum .to .this .publication .covering .the .period .from .2003 .to .2007 .See .also .Chapter .III .A, .section .14, .above .


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

      . (vi) . Maritime Delimitation between Nicaragua and Honduras in the Caribbean Sea

      (Nicaragua v .Honduras) (1999- .)

      . (vii) . Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of

      Genocide (Croatia v Serbia and Montenegro) (1999- .)

      . (viii) . Armed Activities on the Territory of the Congo (Democratic Republic of the

      Congo v Uganda) (1999- .)

      . (ix) . Ahmadou Sadio Diallo (Republic of Guinea v Democratic Republic of the Congo)

      (1998- .)

      . (x) . Gabčíkovo-Nagymaros Project (Hungary v Slovakia) (1993- .)

  2. 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, .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

    1. Judgments

      No .judgments .were .delivered .by .the .International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea in International .Tribunal .for .the .Law .of .the .Sea in

      .in .


    2. Pending cases as at 31 December 2005

      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 . 2005, .see .the .Annual .report .of .the .International .Tribunal .for .the .Law .of .the .Sea .for .2005 .(SPLOS/136) . and .the .Tribunal’s .website .at .www itlos org .See .also .the .Reports of Judgments, Advisory Opinions and Orders/Recueil des arrêts, avis consultatifs et ordonnances, Volume 9 (2005), Martinus .Nijhoff .Publishers, .2008 .

      3 . United .Nations, .Treaty Series, .vol...

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