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Questions about the International Court of Justice, also known as the World Court. This court hears civil cases between different countries. For similar questions about criminal cases, see [international-criminal-court]. If your question is not about either of these courts, see [international-courts] for guidance.

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Is Ecuador v. Mexico the first 'elections interference' case at the ICJ?

CNN: Ecuador also accused Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador of interfering in Ecuadorian politics, by making “false and injurious statements” that questioned the legitimacy of last year’...
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Why did Nicaragua file a case against only Germany at the ICJ?

On Monday April 8, Nicaragua filed a case against Germany at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) accusing it of “facilitating the commission of genocide” against Palestinians through its military ...
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How have Israel, and Western governments, responded to the ICJ's Jan 26th order to provide necessities in Gaza?

Order of 26 January 2024 | INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE The Court further considers that Israel must take immediate and effective measures to enable the provision of urgently needed basic services ...
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What are the factors that make the Belgian government the most supportive towards Palestine and South Africa's lawsuit against Israel?

EU voices endorsing South Africa's lawsuit are so far sparse and isolated. Belgium's Deputy Prime Minister Petra De Sutter, whose government is seen as the most supportive of Palestinians in Europe, ...
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Did a European country ever decide to not respect a ruling made by the ICJ?

Critics blasted these comments as hypocritical saying France’s recent recognition of an alleged genocide in Ukraine is politically motivated. Just last year, the French parliament voted with President ...
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What are the past examples of a third party influencing the International Court of Justice decisions?

According to Ynetnews, Germany to request join as third party in Hague case: 'Israel is not committing genocide' Germany plans to intervene as a third party before the International Court of Justice (...
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How can an International Court of Justice order to stop the war in Gaza be enforced?

In the expected upcoming case, where South Africa accuses Israel of committing genocide against Palestinians in Gaza, if South Africa wins and the court rules to stop the war, how can such an order be ...
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Did any country lambast or criticize South Africa's ICJ application against Israel except the U.S. and Israel?

The Biden regime rose to defend its staunch ally Israel. U.S. National Security Council spokesman John Kirby lambasted South Africa’s ICJ application as “meritless, counterproductive and completely ...
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Have any Western countries issued statements in support of South Africa for its actions against Israel?

South Africa’s request for an interim measure by the international court of justice to prevent Israel from committing acts of potential genocide – primarily by calling for a halt to combat operations –...
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Can a treaty between sovereign states be anulled in the future on the basis that one of the signatories was not a democracy or otherwise "free"?

Reparation from colonialism is a topic that comes up from time to time. Poland demanded €1.3t from Germany for WWII reparations as recently as 2022. Although the issue was settled by the Potsdam ...
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What's the point of bringing a torture case in Syria at the ICJ? Can't Syria unilaterally block that?

BBC reported on June 12, 2023: The Netherlands and Canada have submitted a case against Syria to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) over allegations of torture. I thought that [binding] cases ...
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Can the NATO Command sue for the nullification of the treaty of accession of Hungary for non-compliance on the 2% contribution requirement?

Mr. Orban, Hungary's political leader, seems to be trying to use Hungary's membership in NATO by threatening to vote to not approve Sweden’s and Finland’s accession to the alliance unless it gets ...
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Can The International Court of justice take action regarding the murder of Mahsa Amini by the Khamenei regime?

On 16 September 2022, a 22-year-old Iranian woman named Mahsa Amini, (Euro News), died in Tehran, Iran, under suspicious circumstances, potentially due to police brutality. Can The International Court ...
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Are there benefits, except moral support for the victim country, to approach the ICJ when the offender is a UNSC Permanent member?

I am having some trouble understanding the present relevance of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in matters of war between two countries when at least one of them is a permanent member of the ...
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Why did Uganda waive its counterclaim against the DRC?

Since 1999, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has been pursuing a case in the International Court of Justice against Uganda for "acts of armed aggression committed ... in flagrant breach ...
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Why didn't Japan call for the ICJ to settle the dispute over the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands?

Why didn't Japan call for the ICJ to settle the dispute over the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands? I am asking this question, because Japan took its ongoing dispute with South Korea over the Dokdo islands to ...
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What was the US reaction to the 2004 ruling by the World Court that the Israeli border wall was illegal?

What was the US reaction to the 2004 ruling by the World Court that the Israeli border wall was illegal? Did the US accept the ruling or reject it? I'm curious given the fact that the US judge in his ...
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What are the likely results from a World Court filing from Vietnam against the U.S.?

What are the likely results of a World Court filing from Vietnam against the U.S.? Voice of America reports: Vietnam’s latest demand, emboldened by the U.S. jury’s decision, follows the 2005 loss of ...
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Why is an Indian spy case in the International Court of Justice?

Pakistan has captured an Indian spy, Kulbhushan Jadhav, and awarded him the death sentence; but India pursued this in the International Court of Justice (ICJ). How does the ICJ have jurisdiction over ...
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Does the US withdrawal from 1955 Treaty of Amity have any effect on the ICJ's vote about US sanctions on Iran?

As you may already know, today the International Court of Justice ordered the United States to lift new Iran sanctions. The news headline says: The UN’s international court of justice has reprimanded ...
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Has the UN Terrorist Financing Convention had a material impact?

The UN Terrorist Financing Convention was agreed to in 1999 and has been ratified by 188 nations, yet very little information is available on the material impact it has had on preventing terror ...
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International Court of Justice and its jurisdiction

Can someone please explain the jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice (ICJ). It appears that a particular country takes its orders on some issues and the same country says that ICJ has no ...
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Where can I find a list of the cases brought to the International Court of Justice?

I went to the ICJ website to look for cases that are being brought to it. But I found only pending and completed cases. Is there a place I can see a list of the cases that are brought to it (even if ...
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Why hasn't the UN invoked "Uniting for Peace" in Syria?

The "Uniting for Peace" doctrine, invoked in November 1950 via its resolution 377A(V), allows the UN General Assembly to recommend collective action when the Security Council, because of ...
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