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 here. Recent volumes of this publication are available for purchase in hardcopy from United Nations Publications.
Unpublished summaries available online (2013–)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 here.