Chapter VII. Decisions and Advisory Opinions of International Tribunals

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UNITED NATIONS JURIDICAL YEARBOOK

2010

Part Three. Judicial decisions on questions relating the United Nations and related intergovernmental organizations

. Decisions and advisory opinions of international tribunals

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UNITED NATIONS JURIDICAL YEARBOOK 2010

(h) Interoffice memorandum regarding the optimal modality for operating UNIDO Desks 581

Part Three. Judicial decisions on questions relating to the United Nations and related intergovernmental organizations

Chapter VII Decisions and advisory opinions of international tribunals

A International Court of Justice 585

1 Judgments 585 2 Advisory Opinions 585 3 Pending cases and proceedings as at 31 December 2010 585 B International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea 586

1 Judgments 586 2 Pending cases and proceedings as at 31 December 2010 587 C International Criminal Court 587

1 Situations under investigation in 2010

(a) Situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo 588 (b) Situation in the Central African Republic 588 (c) Situation in Uganda 588 (d) Situation in Darfur, the Sudan 588 (e) Situation in Kenya 589 2 Judgments 589 D International Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia 589

1 Judgements delivered by the Appeals Chamber 590 2 Judgements delivered by the Trial Chambers 590 E International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda 590

1 Judgements delivered by the Appeals Chamber 590 2 Judgements delivered by the Trial Chambers 591 F Special Court for Sierra Leone 591

1 Judgements 591 G Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia 592

1 Judgments delivered by the Supreme Court Chamber 592 2 Judgments delivered by the Trial Chamber 592 H Special Tribunal for Lebanon 592

1 Judgments 592

Chapter VIII Decisions of national tribunals 593

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JUDiciAL DEcisiONs ON qUEsTiONs RELATiNg TO ThE UNiTED NATiONs AND RELATED iNTERgOvERNmENTAL ORgANizATiONs

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

    On 12 May 2010, the President of the Court ordered that the case of Certain Questions concerning Diplomatic Relations (Honduras v Brazil) be removed from the list of cases after noting that the Brazilian Government had not taken any step in the proceedings in the case The Republic of Congo withdrew its application instituting proceedings in the case regarding Certain Criminal Proceedings in France (Republic of the Congo v France) and the case was removed from the list of cases following an Order of 16 November 2010

    1. Judgments

      (i) Ahmadou Sadio Diallo (Republic of Guinea v Democratic Republic of the Congo), Judgment, 30 November 2010

      (ii) Pulp Mills on the River Uruguay (Argentina v. Uruguay), Judgment, 20 April 2010

    2. Advisory Opinions

      (i) Accordance with international law of the unilateral declaration of independence in respect of Kosovo (Request for Advisory Opinion), Advisory Opinion, 22 July 2010

    3. Pending cases and proceedings as at 31 December 2010

      (i) Certain Activities carried out by Nicaragua in the Border Area (Costa Rica v Nicaragua) (2010- )

      (ii) Frontier Dispute (Burkina Faso/Niger) (2010- )

      1 The texts of the judgments, advisory opinions and orders are published in the ICJ Reports Summaries of the judgments, advisory opinions and orders of the Court are provided in English and French on its website http://www icj-cij org In addition, the summaries can be found in all six official languages of the United Nations on the website of the Codification Division of the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs, http://www un org/law/ICJsummaries For more information about the Court’s activities, see, for the period 1 August 2009 to 31 July 2010, Report of the International Court of Justice (A/65/4) At the time of publication, the report covering the period 1 August 2010 to 31 July 2011 was forthcoming

      (iii) Whaling in the Antarctic (Australia v Japan) (2010- )

      (iv) Judgment No. 2867 of the Administrative Tribunal of the International Labour Organization upon a Complaint Filed against the International Fund for Agricultural Development (Request for Advisory Opinion) (2010- )

      (v) Jurisdiction and Enforcement of Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters (Belgium v Switzerland) (2009- )

      (vi) Questions relating to the Obligation to Prosecute or Extradite (Belgium v Senegal) (2009- )

      (vii) Jurisdictional Immunities of the State (Germany v. Italy) (2008- )

      (viii) Application of the Interim Accord of 13 September 1995 (the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia v. Greece) (2008- )

      (ix) Application of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (Georgia v. Russia) (2008- )

      (x) Aerial Herbicide Spraying (Ecuador v. Colombia) (2008- )

      (xi) Maritime Dispute (Peru v Chile) (2008- )

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

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

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