Tag Archives: International Court of Justice

18 January 2012

New book on Corfu Channel case highlights issues of shared responsibility

The recently published book The ICJ and the Evolution of International Law. The enduring impact of the Corfu Channel Case (Karine Bannelier, Theodore Christakis and Sarah Heathcote, eds), Routeledge, 2012, contains several contributions relevant to shared responsibility. Sarah Heathcote examines state omissions and due diligence, Olivier Corten  and Pierre Klein discuss the limits of complicity as a ground for complicity; and Pierre d’Argent discusses reparation, including questions of multiple causes.

Source: http://www.routledge.com

5 December 2011

ICJ releases judgment in Application of the Interim Accord of 13 September 1995 (the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia v. Greece)

The International Court of Justice finds finds that Greece, by objecting to the admission of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to NATO, has breached its obligation under Article 11, paragraph 1, of the Interim Accord of 13 September 1995.

Source: http://www.icj-cij.org

27 October 2011

President of ICJ Addresses UN

Judge Hisashi Owada, President of the International Court of Justice, gave his annual report on the activities of the Court to the UN General Assembly on 26 October 2011. He stated that it is vital that international law underpin developments on the global stage, especially in an ever increasingly globalized and interconnected world.

“It is no exaggeration to say that all regions of the world have become closely intertwined … In this 21st century, international politics are undeniably interconnected; a truly global economy has emerged; and our natural environment and global climate change have created new challenges. In these times of unprecedented interconnection between States and peoples, it is my sincere belief that a firm reliance on international law must underpin any and all future developments on the global stage.”

Source: http://www.un.org

26 September 2011

Palau Plans to Seek ICJ Advisory Opinion on Climate Change

The Pacific island nation of Palau announced plans on 22 September 2011 to seek an advisory opinion from the International Court of Justice on whether countries have a legal responsibility to ensure that any activities on their territory that emit greenhouse gases do not harm other States.

Source: http://www.un.org

8 April 2011

SHARES Working Paper on Shared Responsiblity in the case law of the ICJ

The first paper of the SHARES Working Paper Series has been published and can be found here. It is a piece by André Nollkaemper on the case law of the International Court of Justice pertaining to shared responsibility.