ICJ determines first ever compensation claim for environmental harm

On 2 February 2018, the International Court of Justice (the “ICJ” or the “Court”) delivered judgment in the case concerning Certain Activities Carried Out by Nicaragua in the Border Area (Costa Rica v Nicaragua), determining the amount of compensation due to Costa Rica for environmental harm caused by Nicaragua’s activities in the northern part of … Read more

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 Ocean. The judgment brings to an end a six-year legal proceeding. The judgment is particularly … Read more

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 corporate bodies alike when reviewing compliance. The ICJ held that Uruguay breached its procedural obligations … Read more