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Unpublished summaries available online (2013-)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 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 2013 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
 

 

Unpublished summaries (2013-)
[electronic version only]
     
Judgment, advisory opinion or order Case Languages
     
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
     
209.
Judgment of 3 February 2015
Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Croatia v. Serbia)
E F S R C A
     
 
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