Tag Archives: International Court of Justice (ICJ)

Significant developments in international arbitration in Australia in 2014

This year there have been several important cases in the international arbitration space in Australia, as well as the introduction of new arbitral and court rules, and significant developments in relation to investment treaty arbitration for Australian investors.

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Filed under Arbitration laws, Arbitration rules, Australia, Awards, Challenges to awards, Hong Kong & China

ICJ orders provisional measures in proceedings between East Timor and Australia

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has handed down its decision in respect of provisional measures sought by East Timor in a pending case before the Court. The principal claim relates to documents and data seized by the Australian Security … Continue reading

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Filed under Australia, Public International Law, South East Asia

ICJ delimits Peru-Chile maritime boundary

On 27 January 2014, the International Court of Justice (the ICJ or the Court) delivered its judgment in the Maritime Dispute (Peru v Chile) case, which concerned the delimitation of the maritime boundary between Peru and Chile in the Pacific … Continue reading

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Filed under Boundaries and Delimitation, Public International Law, The Americas

ICJ hears submissions from East Timor and Australia on provisional measures in pending case relating to seizure of documents from office of Australian lawyer

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has heard submissions from Australia and East Timor on provisional measures sought by East Timor in proceedings relating to documents seized by the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) from the office of an Australian … Continue reading

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Filed under Australia, Public International Law

ICJ settles boundary dispute between Burkina Faso and Niger

On 16 April 2013, the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, the International Court of Justice (the “ICJ“), issued a judgment determining the course of the frontier between Burkina Faso and Niger. This decision has settled a decades-old dispute … Continue reading

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Filed under Africa, Boundaries and Delimitation, Public International Law

Rapid Response Seminar: ICJ Judgment in Germany v Italy (Jurisdictional Immunities of the State)

On 19 March 2012, Matthew Weiniger, Partner at Herbert Smith (London), will be speaking at a Rapid Response Seminar at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law.  The seminar will focus on the recent Judgment of the International Court … Continue reading

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The ICJ firmly upholds principles of sovereign immunity in its recent judgment in the case of Germany v Italy

On 3 February 2012, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) gave judgment in favour of Germany in respect of proceedings against Italy alleging violations of sovereign immunity.  Sovereign immunity is one of the fundamental principles of international law, providing that … Continue reading

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Filed under Advice on State Contracts and Disputes, Enforcement, Enforcement - Europe, Public International Law, Sovereign Immunity

International Court of Justice declines jurisdiction in dispute between Georgia and the Russian Federation

On 1 April 2011, the International Court of Justice (the “ICJ”) decided it had no jurisdiction to hear an application by Georgia concerning Russia’s international responsibility for “actions on and around the territory of Georgia” in breach of the 1965 … Continue reading

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Filed under Europe, Public International Law

ICJ makes ruling on environmental protection – Pulp Mills on the River Uruguay (Argentina v Uruguay)

The International Court of Justice (the “ICJ“), the principal juridical organ of the United Nations, handed down an important judgment that clarifies the relevant standards for a breach of environmental obligations. The judgment will be of interest to states and … Continue reading

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Filed under Public International Law, The Americas