Summaries of Judgments, Advisory Opinions and Orders of the International Court of Justice

 

The present website contains summaries of judgments, advisory opinions and orders of the International Court of Justice in all the official languages of the United Nations. It contains electronic versions of published volumes, covering the period 1948-2012, as well as of summaries of documents issued by the Court since 2013, which are yet to be published in this series.

Published volumes (1948-2012)

This publication is prepared by the Codification Division of the Office of Legal Affairs with the assistance of the Registry of the International Court of Justice, in the framework of the United Nations Programme of Assistance in the Teaching, Study, Dissemination and Wider Appreciation of International Law.

The publication contains summaries of judgments, advisory opinions and orders delivered by the Court since 1948. While the publications of the Court appear exclusively in its two official languages (French and English), the present publication is made available in all the official languages of the United Nations, thus aiming at increasing public awareness of the work of the Court and facilitating access to its jurisprudence. The materials contained in this series were prepared by the Registry of the Court and do not involve the responsibility of the Court itself: they are made available for information purposes and should not be quoted as the actual texts they refer to.

Five volumes of this publication have been issued, respectively covering the periods 1948-1991, 1992-1996, 1997-2002, 2003-2007 and 2008-2012. Electronic versions of these five volumes are available below.

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Unpublished summaries available online (2013-)

The Codification Division has launched a new initiative, aimed at making available on this website, in all official languages of the United Nations and as soon as possible after their delivery, the summaries of judgments, advisory opinions and orders delivered by the Court as from 2008. This initiative will hopefully further contribute to disseminate information concerning the work of the Court and facilitate access to its latest jurisprudence, pending the publication of the fifth volume of the series (covering the period 2008-2012) in Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish and of the sixth volume of the series (covering the period 2013-2017). Electronic versions of the summaries of judgments, advisory opinions and orders of the Court delivered as from 1 January 2008 are available below.


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Published Volumes (1948-2012)

 
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ST/LEG/SER.F/1 Summaries of Judgments, Advisory Opinions and Orders of the International Court of Justice 1948-1991
 
ST/LEG/SER.F/1/Add.1 Summaries of Judgments, Advisory Opinions and Orders of the International Court of Justice 1992-1996
 
ST/LEG/SER.F/1/Add.2 Summaries of Judgments, Advisory Opinions and Orders of the International Court of Justice 1997-2002
 
ST/LEG/SER.F/1/Add.3 Summaries of Judgments, Advisory Opinions and Orders of the International Court of Justice 2003-2007
 
ST/LEG/SER.F/1/Add.5 Summaries of Judgments, Advisory Opinions and Orders of the International Court of Justice 2008-2012
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Unpublished summaries (2008-)
[electronic version only]
     
Judgment, advisory opinion or order Case Languages
     
168.
Judgment of 23 May 2008
Sovereignty over Pedra Branca/Pulau Batu Puteh, Middle Rocks and South Ledge (Malaysia/Singapore)
E F S R C A
     
169.
Judgment of 4 June 2008
Certain Questions of Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters (Djibouti v. France)
E F S R C A
     
170.
Order of 16 July 2008
(Provisional measures)
Request for Interpretation of the Judgment of 31 March 2004 in the Case concerning Avena and Other Mexican Nations (Mexico v. United States of America) (Mexico v. United States of America)
E F S R C A
     
171.
Order of 15 October 2008
(Provisional measures)
Application of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (Georgia v. Russian Federation)
E F S R C A
     
172.
Judgment of 18 November 2008
(Preliminary objections)
Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Croatia v. Serbia)
E F S R C A
     
173.
Judgment of 19 January 2009
Request for Interpretation of the Judgment of 31 March 2004 in the Case concerning Avena and Other Mexican Nations (Mexico v. United States of America) (Mexico v. United States of America)
E F S R C A
     
174.
Judgment of 3 February 2009
Maritime Delimitation in the Black Sea (Romania v. Ukraine)
E F S R C A
     
175.
Order of 28 May 2009
(Provisional measures)
Questions relating to the Obligation to Prosecute or Extradite (Belgium v. Senegal)
E F S R C A
     
176.
Judgment of 13 July 2009
Dispute regarding Navigational and Related Rights (Costa Rica v. Nicaragua)
E F S R C A
     
177.
Judgment of 20 April 2010
Pulp Mills on the River Uruguay (Argentina v. Uruguay)
E F S R C A
     
178.
Order of 12 May 2010
Certain Questions Concerning Diplomatic Relations (Honduras v. Brazil)
E F S R C A
     
179.
Order of 6 July 2010
Jurisdictional Immunities of the State (Germany v. Italy)
E F S R C A
     
180.
Advisory Opinion of
22 July 2010
Accordance with international law of the unilateral declaration of independence in respect of Kosovo
E F S R C A
     
181.
Order of 16 November 2010
(Removal from List)
Certain Criminal Proceedings in France (Republic of the Congo v. France)
E F S R C A
     
182.
Judgment of 30 November 2010
Ahmadou Sadio Diallo (Republic of Guinea v. Democratic Republic of the Congo)
E F S R C A
     
183.
Order of 8 March 2011
Certain Activities Carried Out by Nicaragua in the Border Area (Costa Rica v. Nicaragua)
E F S R C A
     
184.
Judgment of 1 April 2011
Application of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (Georgia v. Russian Federation)
E F S R C A
     
185.
Order of 5 April 2011
(Removal from List)
Jurisdiction and Enforcement of Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters (Belgium v. Switzerland)
E F S R C A
     
186.
Judgment of 4 May 2011
(Application by Costa Rica
for Permission to Intervene)
Territorial and Maritime Dispute (Nicaragua v. Colombia)
E F S R C A
     
187.
Judgment of 4 May 2011
(Application by Honduras for Permission to Intervene)
Territorial and Maritime Dispute (Nicaragua v. Colombia)
E F S R C A
     
188.
Order of 4 July 2011
(Application by Greece for Permission to Intervene)
Jurisdictional Immunities of the State (Germany v. Italy)
E F S R C A
     
189.
Order of 18 July 2011
(Provisional measures)
Request for interpretation of the Judgment of 15 June 1962 in the Case concerning the Temple of Preah Vihear (Cambodia v. Thailand) (Cambodia v. Thailand)
E F S R C A
     
190.
Judgment of 5 December 2011
Application of the Interim Accord of 13 September 1995 (the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia v. Greece)
E F S R C A
     
191.
Advisory opinion of 1 February 2012
Judgment No. 2867 of the Administrative Tribunal of the International Labour Organization upon a complaint filed against the International Fund for Agricultural Development
E F S R C A
     
192.
Judgment of 3 February 2012
Jurisdictional Immunities of the State (Germany v. Italy: Greece intervening)
E F S R C A
     
193.
Judgment of 19 June 2012
Ahmadou Sadio Diallo (Republic of Guinea v.Democratic Republic of the Congo)
E F S R C A
     
194.
Judgment of 20 July 2012
Questions relating to the Obligation to Prosecute or Extradite (Belgium v. Senegal)
E F S R C A
     
195.
Judgment of 19 November 2012
Territorial and Maritime Dispute (Nicaragua v. Colombia)
E F S R C A
     
196.
Order of 6 February 2013
(Declaration of Intervention of New Zealand)
Whaling in the Antarctic (Australia v. Japan)
E F S R C A
     
197.
Judgment of 16 April 2013
Frontier Dispute (Burkina Faso v. Niger)
E F S R C A
     
198.
Order of 17 April 2013
(Joinder of Proceedings)
Certain Activities carried out by Nicaragua in the Border Area (Costa Rica v. Nicaragua)
E F S R C A
     
199.
Order of 17 April 2013
(Joinder of Proceedings)
Construction of a road in Costa Rica along the San Juan River (Nicaragua v. Costa Rica)
E F S R C A
     
200.
Order of 18 April 2013
(Counter Claims)
Certain Activities carried out by Nicaragua in the Border Area (Costa Rica v. Nicaragua) Construction of a road in Costa Rica along the San Juan River (Nicaragua v. Costa Rica)
E F S R C A
     
201.
Order of 16 July 2013
(Provisional Measures)
Certain Activities carried out by Nicaragua in the Border Area (Costa Rica v. Nicaragua) Construction of a road in Costa Rica along the San Juan River (Nicaragua v. Costa Rica)
E F S R C A
     
202.
Order of 13 September 2013
(Discontinuance)
Aerial Herbicide Spraying (Ecuador v.Colombia)
E F S R C A
     
203.
Judgment of 11 November 2013
Request for Interpretation of the Judgement of 15 June 1962 in the Case Concerning the Temple of Preah Vihear (Cambodia v. Thailand)
E F S R C A
     
204.
Order of 22 November 2013
(Provisional Measures)
Certain Activities carried out by Nicaragua in the Border Area (Costa Rica v. Nicaragua) Construction of a Road in Costa Rica along the San Juan River (Nicaragua v. Costa Rica)
E F S R C A
     
205.
Order of 13 December 2013
(Provisional Measures)
Construction of a Road in Costa Rica along the San Juan River (Nicaragua v. Costa Rica) Certain Activities carried out by Nicaragua in the Border Area (Costa Rica v. Nicaragua)
E F S R C A
     
206.
Judgment of 27 January 2014
Maritime Dispute (Peru v. Chile)
E F S R C A
     
207.
Order of 3 March 2014
(Provisional Measures)
Questions relating to the Seizure and Detention of Certain Documents and Data (Timor-Leste v. Australia)
E F S R C A
     
208.
Judgment of 31 March 2014
Whaling in the Antarctic (Australia v. Japan: New Zealand intervening)
E F S R C A
     
 
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