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International Cases

The Court’s role is to settle, in accordance with international law, legal disputes submitted to it by States and to give advisory opinions on legal questions referred to it by authorized United Nations organs and specialized agencies.

Case #

Case name

Applicant

Respondent

Date of application

Date of disposition

Type of disposition

1

Corfu Channel Case

Description: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/a/ae/Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg/23px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png United Kingdom

Description: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/36/Flag_of_Albania.svg/21px-Flag_of_Albania.svg.png Albania

22 May 1947[9]

9 April 1949[10]

Judgment on Merits

2

General List Number 2 assigned to some elements of Corfu Channel Case[11]

3

Conditions of Admission of a State to Membership in the United Nations

Description: United Nations UN General Assembly

24 November 1947[12]

9 April 1949[13]

Opinion on Merits

4

Reparation for Injuries Suffered in the Service of the United Nations

Description: United Nations UN General Assembly

7 December 1948[14]

11 April 1949[15]

Opinion on Merits

5

Fisheries Case

Description: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/a/ae/Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg/23px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png United Kingdom

Description: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d9/Flag_of_Norway.svg/21px-Flag_of_Norway.svg.png Norway

28 September 1949[16]

18 December 1951[17]

Judgment on Merits

6

Case Concerning the Protection of French Nationals and Protected Persons in Egypt

Description: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/c/c3/Flag_of_France.svg/23px-Flag_of_France.svg.png France

Description: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/fe/Flag_of_Egypt.svg/23px-Flag_of_Egypt.svg.png Egypt

13 October 1949[18]

29 March 1950[19]

Discontinued

7

Asylum Case

Description: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/21/Flag_of_Colombia.svg/23px-Flag_of_Colombia.svg.png Colombia

Description: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/cf/Flag_of_Peru.svg/23px-Flag_of_Peru.svg.png Peru

15 October 1949[20]

20 November 1950[21]

Judgment on Merits

8

Interpretation of Peace Treaties with Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania

Description: United Nations UN General Assembly

31 October 1949[22]

18 July 1950[23]

Opinion on Merits

9

Competence of the General Assembly for the Admission of a State to the United Nations

Description: United Nations UN General Assembly

28 November 1949[24]

3 March 1950[25]

Opinion on Merits

10

International Status of South West Africa

Description: United Nations UN General Assembly

27 December 1949[26]

11 July 1950[27]

Opinion on Merits

11

Rights of Nationals of the United States of America in Morocco

Description: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/c/c3/Flag_of_France.svg/23px-Flag_of_France.svg.png France

Description: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/a/a4/Flag_of_the_United_States.svg/23px-Flag_of_the_United_States.svg.png United States

28 October 1950[28]

27 August 1952[29]

Judgment on Merits

12

Reservations to the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide

Description: United Nations UN General Assembly

20 November 1950[30]

28 May 1951[31]

Opinion on Merits

13

Request for Interpretation of the Judgment of 20 November 1950 in the Asylum Case

Description: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/21/Flag_of_Colombia.svg/23px-Flag_of_Colombia.svg.png Colombia

Description: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/cf/Flag_of_Peru.svg/23px-Flag_of_Peru.svg.png Peru

20 November 1950[32]

27 November 1950[33]

Judgment on Admissibility

14

Haya de la Torre

Description: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/21/Flag_of_Colombia.svg/23px-Flag_of_Colombia.svg.png Colombia

Description: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/cf/Flag_of_Peru.svg/23px-Flag_of_Peru.svg.png Peru

13 December 1950[34]

13 June 1951[35]

Judgment on Merits

15

Ambatielos Case

Description: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/5c/Flag_of_Greece.svg/23px-Flag_of_Greece.svg.png Greece

Description: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/a/ae/Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg/23px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png United Kingdom

9 April 1951[36]

19 May 1953[36]

Judgment on Merits

16

Anglo-Iranian Oil Co.

Description: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/a/ae/Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg/23px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png United Kingdom

Description: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/ca/Flag_of_Iran.svg/23px-Flag_of_Iran.svg.png Iran

26 May 1951[37]

22 July 1952[38]

Judgment on Jurisdiction

17

Minquiers and Ecrehos Case

Description: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/c/c3/Flag_of_France.svg/23px-Flag_of_France.svg.png France

Description: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/a/ae/Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg/23px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png United Kingdom

5 December 1951[39]

17 November 1953[40]

Judgment on Merits

18

Nottebohm Case

Description: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/47/Flag_of_Liechtenstein.svg/23px-Flag_of_Liechtenstein.svg.png Liechtenstein

Description: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/ec/Flag_of_Guatemala.svg/23px-Flag_of_Guatemala.svg.png Guatemala

17 December 1951[41]

6 April 1955[42]

Judgment on Merits

19

Monetary Gold Removed from Rome in 1943

Description: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/0/03/Flag_of_Italy.svg/23px-Flag_of_Italy.svg.png Italy

Description: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/c/c3/Flag_of_France.svg/23px-Flag_of_France.svg.png FranceDescription: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/a/ae/Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg/23px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png United KingdomDescription: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/a/a4/Flag_of_the_United_States.svg/23px-Flag_of_the_United_States.svg.png United States

19 May 1953[43]

15 June 1954[44]

Judgment on Jurisdiction

20

Electricite de Beyrouth Company Case

Description: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/c/c3/Flag_of_France.svg/23px-Flag_of_France.svg.png France

Description: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/59/Flag_of_Lebanon.svg/23px-Flag_of_Lebanon.svg.png Lebanon

15 August 1953[45]

29 July 1954[46]

Case Dismissed

21

Effect of Awards of Compensation Made by the United Nations Administrative Tribunal

Description: United Nations UN General Assembly

21 December 1953[47]

13 July 1954[48]

Opinion on Merits

22

Treatment in Hungary of Aircraft and Crew of the United States (United States v. Hungary)

Description: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/a/a4/Flag_of_the_United_States.svg/23px-Flag_of_the_United_States.svg.png United States

Description: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c1/Flag_of_Hungary.svg/23px-Flag_of_Hungary.svg.png Hungary

3 March 1954[49]

12 July 1954[50]

Discontinued

23

Treatment in Hungary of Aircraft and Crew of the United States (United States v. Soviet Union)

Description: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/a/a4/Flag_of_the_United_States.svg/23px-Flag_of_the_United_States.svg.png United States

Description: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a9/Flag_of_the_Soviet_Union.svg/23px-Flag_of_the_Soviet_Union.svg.png Soviet Union

3 March 1954[51]

12 July 1954[52]

Discontinued

24

Voting Procedure on Questions relating to Reports and Petitions concerning the Territory of South West Africa

Description: United Nations UN General Assembly

6 December 1954[53]

7 June 1955[54]

Opinion on Merits

25

Aerial Incident of 10 March 1953

Description: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/a/a4/Flag_of_the_United_States.svg/23px-Flag_of_the_United_States.svg.png United States

Description: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/2d/Flag_of_Czechoslovakia.svg/23px-Flag_of_Czechoslovakia.svg.png Czechoslovakia

29 March 1955[55]

14 March 1956[56]

Discontinued

26

Antartica (UK v. Argentina)

Description: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/a/ae/Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg/23px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png United Kingdom

Description: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/1a/Flag_of_Argentina.svg/23px-Flag_of_Argentina.svg.png Argentina

4 May 1955[57]

16 March 1956[58]

Discontinued

27

Antartica (UK v. Chile)

Description: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/a/ae/Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg/23px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png United Kingdom

Description: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/78/Flag_of_Chile.svg/23px-Flag_of_Chile.svg.png Chile

4 May 1955[59]

16 March 1956[60]

Discontinued

28

Aerial Incident of 7 October 1952

Description: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/a/a4/Flag_of_the_United_States.svg/23px-Flag_of_the_United_States.svg.png United States

Description: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a9/Flag_of_the_Soviet_Union.svg/23px-Flag_of_the_Soviet_Union.svg.png Soviet Union

2 June 1955[61]

14 March 1956[62]

Discontinued

29

Certain Norwegian Loans

Description: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/c/c3/Flag_of_France.svg/23px-Flag_of_France.svg.png France

Description: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d9/Flag_of_Norway.svg/21px-Flag_of_Norway.svg.png Norway

6 July 1955[63]

6 July 1957[64]

Judgment on Merits

30

Judgements of the Administrative Tribunal of the ILO upon Complaints made against UNESCO

Description: UNESCO UNESCO

2 December 1955[65]

23 October 1956[66]

Opinion on Merits

31

Admissibility of Hearings of Petitioners by the Committee on South West Africa

Description: United Nations UN General Assembly

19 December 1955[67]

1 June 1956[68]

Opinion on Merits

32

Construction of a Road in Costa Rica along the San Juan River

Description: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/19/Flag_of_Nicaragua.svg/23px-Flag_of_Nicaragua.svg.png Nicaragua

Description: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f2/Flag_of_Costa_Rica.svg/23px-Flag_of_Costa_Rica.svg.png Costa Rica

22 December 2011[186]

17 April 2013[187]

Joined withCertain Activities carried out by Nicaragua

33

Frontier Dispute (Burkina Faso v. Niger)

Description: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/31/Flag_of_Burkina_Faso.svg/23px-Flag_of_Burkina_Faso.svg.png Burkina Faso

Description: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f4/Flag_of_Niger.svg/18px-Flag_of_Niger.svg.png Niger

21 July 2010[182]

16 April 2013[183]

Judgment on Merits

34

Jurisdiction and Enforcement of Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters

Description: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/92/Flag_of_Belgium_%28civil%29.svg/23px-Flag_of_Belgium_%28civil%29.svg.png Belgium

Description: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f3/Flag_of_Switzerland.svg/16px-Flag_of_Switzerland.svg.png  Switzerland

5 April 2011

Discontinued

34

Certain Activities carried out by Nicaragua in the Border Area

Description: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f2/Flag_of_Costa_Rica.svg/23px-Flag_of_Costa_Rica.svg.png Costa Rica

Description: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/19/Flag_of_Nicaragua.svg/23px-Flag_of_Nicaragua.svg.png Nicaragua

18 November 2010[184]

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In progress

35

Maritime Delimitation in the Indian Ocean

Description: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a0/Flag_of_Somalia.svg/23px-Flag_of_Somalia.svg.png Somalia

Description: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/49/Flag_of_Kenya.svg/23px-Flag_of_Kenya.svg.png Kenya

28 August 2014[193]

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In progress