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Myanmar's Suu Kyi rejects genocide claims in U.N. court

Dec 11, 2019 - 4:51 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Myanmar's civilian leader rejects the 'misleading and incomplete' allegations by The Gambia that Myanmar's 2017 military operation amounted to an attempt to exterminate the Rohingya

SUU KYI. A handout photo released on December 10, 2019 by the International Court of Justice shows Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi attending the start of a 3-day hearing on the Rohingya genocide case before the UN International Court of Justice at the Peace Palace of The Hague. Photo by Frank Van Beek/UN Photo/ICJ/AFP

Myanmar's Suu Kyi told to 'stop the genocide' in U.N. court showdown

Dec 10, 2019 - 5:28 PM

(3rd UPDATE) 'Another genocide is unfolding right before our eyes yet we do nothing to stop it,' says Gambian Justice Minister Abubacarr Tambadou

DEFENSE. Myanmar's State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi stands before UN's International Court of Justice on December 10, 2019, in the Peace Palace of The Hague, at the start of a three-day hearing on Rohingya genocide case. Photo by Koen Van Weel/ANP/AFP

Suu Kyi set to make history in Hague genocide case

Dec 08, 2019 - 11:18 AM

Political analysts say Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi's appearance before The Hague is 'unprecedented and also very unwise'

APOLOGIST? Critics argue Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi Suu Kyi is acting as an apologist for the same military that kept her under house arrest for many years.   Roslan RAHMAN / AFP

Thousands in Myanmar rally behind Suu Kyi ahead of Hague court date

Dec 07, 2019 - 8:21 PM

Aung San Suu Kyi is set to face the International Court of Justice next week to defend Myanmar against charges it committed genocide against the Muslim minority risks further damaging her already tattered overseas reputation

UAE drags Qatar to court over crisis

May 07, 2019 - 11:07 PM

Qatar has faced an economic and diplomatic boycott since June 2017 by Gulf rivals who accuse Doha of backing terrorism and being too close to regional rival Iran

INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE. A picture released by the International Court of Justice in The Hague on February 3, 2012 shows a general view of the court during the reading of the Judgment of the International Court of Justice in the case concerning Jurisdictional Immunities of the State. AFP FILE PHOTO/UN-ICJ-FRANK VAN BEEK

Britain should 'rapidly' give up Chagos Islands – UN court

Feb 26, 2019 - 12:04 AM

'The United Kingdom is under an obligation to bring an end to its administration of the Chagos Archipelago as rapidly as possible, thereby allowing Mauritius to complete the decolonization of its territory,' says the International Court of Justice

PEACE PALACE. Outside view of the Peace Palace, seat of the International Cour of Justice in The Hague, Netherlands. File photo from the  ICJ

U.S. fails to halt Iran bid to free frozen billions

Feb 13, 2019 - 11:47 PM

(UPDATED) The International Court of Justice 'finds that it has jurisdiction' in the case which was filed by Iran in 2016

Outside view of the Peace Palace, seat of the ICJ, in February 2012. CIJ-ICJ/UN-ONU/Capital Photos/Gerald van Daalen/File

U.N. court tells U.S. to ease Iran sanctions in blow for Trump

Oct 03, 2018 - 8:35 PM

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague hands Iran a major victory, saying that the stinging economic sanctions put Iranian lives at risk

World court sinks Bolivia bid for sea access

Oct 02, 2018 - 8:31 AM

'The court by 12 votes to 3 finds that the Republic of Chile did not undertake a legal obligation to negotiate a sovereign access for the... state of Bolivia,' says judge Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf of the International Court of Justice

Outside view of the Peace Palace, seat of the ICJ, in February 2012. CIJ-ICJ/UN-ONU/Capital Photos/Gerald van Daalen/File

Palestinians ask U.N. court to revoke U.S. Jerusalem embassy move

Sep 29, 2018 - 9:46 PM

Palestine has filed a lawsuit against the US at the International Court of Justice 'for violating international law by moving its embassy in Israel to the occupied city of Jerusalem'

INAUGURATION. US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin (C-L) claps as US President's daughter Ivanka Trump unveils an inauguration plaque during the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem on May 14, 2018. File photo by Menahem Kahana/AFP

Bolivian ex-presidents reject Morales amnesty offer

Sep 28, 2018 - 1:41 PM

The International Court of Justice in The Hague is due to rule on Monday, October 1, on the case Bolivia brought in 2013 seeking to regain access to the Pacific Ocean

MORALES. In this file photo, Bolivia's President Evo Morales gestures while leaving the BRICS-UNASUR Summit at Itamaraty Palace in Brasilia, Brazil on July 16, 2014. Evaristo Sa/AFP

Ukraine accuses Russia of 'terrorism' in top UN court

Mar 07, 2017 - 12:04 AM

Ukraine is asking the ICJ to impose emergency measures ordering Russia to stop the alleged funnelling of money weapons and personnel into the east and to halt so called discrimination against minorities in Russian occupied Crimea

Bosnia to appeal ruling clearing Serbia of genocide

Feb 18, 2017 - 10:23 AM

The request for revision would be forwarded to the Hague based International Court of Justice next week – just a few days before a 10 year deadline expires

APPEAL. In this file photo, Bosnian Muslim women, survivors of July 1995 massacre in Srebrenica react as they watch live broadcast of the verdict reading in the trial of former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, in Tuzla, on March 24, 2016. File photo by STR/AFP

Malaysia reopens island row with Singapore

Feb 04, 2017 - 11:59 AM

In a filing to the International Court of Justice ICJ Kuala Lumpur says new documents had been discovered in British archives backing its territorial claim to the islet

Ukraine files 'terrorism' case against Russia at world court

Jan 17, 2017 - 9:59 PM

Ukraine also asks the International Court of Justice to order full reparation for the 2014 downing of flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine

A photo taken on September 9, 2014 shows a person holding the preliminary report 'Crash involving Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 flight MH17' in front of the Dutch Safety Board (Onderzoeksraad voor Veiligheid, OVV) in The Hague. Koen Van Weel/ANP/AFP

Costa Rica drags Nicaragua to ICJ as territory row lingers

Jan 17, 2017 - 7:56 AM

The case involves a small slither of land between the two countries

Outside view of the Peace Palace, seat of the ICJ, in February 2012. CIJ-ICJ/UN-ONU/Capital Photos/Gerald van Daalen/File

Top UN court to decide fate of Marshall Islands' epic nuclear case

Oct 05, 2016 - 11:25 AM

The UN s highest court will rule on whether to take up a case brought by the tiny Marshall Islands against India Pakistan and Britain for allegedly failing to halt the nuclear arms race

The mushroom cloud of a 1945 nuclear bomb test at the Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean. AFP photo/STF

Bolivia to take Chile to court over water dispute

Mar 27, 2016 - 11:02 AM

The move marks the second legal action taken by Bolivia against Chile at the Netherlands based court that oversees disputes between countries

Marshalls to open nuclear arms battle at top UN court

Mar 05, 2016 - 2:37 PM

Despite their size the Marshall Islands will begin a huge battle against countries which they accuse of breaching their obligations under the Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty

BATTLEGROUND. The Marshall Islands will present their case accusing 9 countries of breaching their obligations under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty to the International Court of Justice. File photo by Guus Shoonewille/EPA

China, like US in old case, will comply with ruling – SC justice

Jul 07, 2015 - 6:00 PM

But Philippine Supreme Court Justice Antonio Carpio warns: We should steel ourselves that this will be a long struggle

Greek president to visit Berlin 'soon' for war payment talks

Apr 27, 2015 - 9:59 PM

President Prokopis Pavlopoulos suggests the dispute over Greece s demands for reparations which Germany rejects be resolved in an international forum

MR. PRESIDENT. In this file photo, Prokopis Pavlopoulos talks with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (not in photo), during their meeting in Prime Minister's office, in Athens, Greece, 17 February 2015. Alexandros Vlachos/EPA

Int'l Court of Justice rejects Balkan genocide claims

Feb 03, 2015 - 7:33 PM

UPDATED ICJ: Serbia has failed to prove an act of genocide committed against the Serb population in Croatia

In this file photo judges of the International Court of Justice (ICC) stand in the courtroom during the first day of the witnesses in the Croatia vs. Serbia case in the Peace Palace in The Hague, The Netherlands, 10 March 2014. Bart Maat/EPA

Top UN court to rule in Croatia, Serbia genocide claims

Feb 01, 2015 - 10:31 AM

Zagreb in 1999 dragged Belgrade before the ICJ on genocide charges relating to Croatia s war of independence that raged in 1991 95 following the collapse of the former Yugoslavia

GENOCIDE TRIAL. Judges of the International Court of Justice (ICC) stand in the courtroom during the first day of the witnesses in the Croatia vs. Serbia case in the Peace Palace in The Hague, The Netherlands, 10 March 2014. Bart Maat/EPA

Japan cuts Antarctic whale quota

Nov 18, 2014 - 1:57 PM

The court says the controversial program which sees taxpayer subsidised Japanese boats harpooning the huge mammals and then selling on their meat supposedly as a by product is a commercial hunt masquerading as research

LESS WHALES HUNTED. A file picture dated 30 July 2009 shows fishermen peeling off the skin of a Baird's beaked whale at Wada Port, in Chiba Prefecture, Japan. Photo by Franck Robichon/EPA

Japan to continue scientific whaling in Pacific – reports

Apr 18, 2014 - 1:07 PM

Public broadcaster NHK and Kyodo News Agency report Japan will continue its whaling program despite a UN decision against it

CONTROVERSIAL MOVE. Japan will reportedly continue its whaling program in the Pacific Ocean, a decision that will likely anger environmentalists after a UN ruling that the commercial activity was disguised as science. File photo by Will Oliver/AFP

Top UN court orders Japan to end Antarctic whale hunt

Apr 01, 2014 - 12:32 AM

Tokyo said it would honor the ruling shortly after it was handed down by the International Court of Justice but did not rule out the possibility of future whaling programs

NO MORE. The UN's top court on March 31, 2014 ordered Japan to end its annual Antarctic whale hunt, saying in a landmark ruling that the program was a commercial activity disguised as science. File photo by Sea Shepherd Australia Ltd./Glenn Lockitch/AFP

Costa Rica to sue Nicaragua over territorial sea rights

Feb 05, 2014 - 3:27 PM

San Jose alleges Managua is seeking to have oil exploration work done in Costa Rican waters

World court awards Peru swath of Chile's fish-rich sea

Jan 28, 2014 - 7:24 AM

Peru said it drew satisfaction from the world court s ruling in which it was handed a part of the fish rich Pacific Ocean

PERU'S VICTORY. Peru's President Ollanta Humala (C, left) celebrates with the crowd gathered outside the presidential palace in Lima, after a World Court ruling favored Lima in a maritime boundary dispute with Chile, on January 27, 2014. Ernesto Benavides/AFP

Top UN court awards flashpoint temple area to Cambodia

Nov 12, 2013 - 3:19 PM

The International Court of Justice interpreted a 1962 ruling saying that Cambodia had sovereignty over the whole territory of the promontory of Preah Vihear

CAMBODIAN TERRITORY. A picture made available on 11 November 2013 shows the Preah Vihear temple covered by fog at the Cambodian-Thai border in Preah Vihear province, Cambodia, 18 July 2012. EPA/Mak Remissa

Israel mooted West Bank barrier 'as Palestinian border'

Nov 05, 2013 - 11:16 PM

The Palestinians insist the talks be based on the lines that existed before the 1967 Six Day War

Spain considers taking Gibraltar dispute to UN

Aug 12, 2013 - 7:50 PM

Spain considers taking its row with Britain over Gibraltar to the United Nations and the International Court of Justice

Australia takes Japan to top UN court to stop whaling

Jun 26, 2013 - 6:12 PM

Canberra will argue before the ICJ that Japan is exploiting a loophole by continuing to hunt whales as scientific research in spite of a 1986 ban

This undated handout photo released by the Australian Customs Service on February 7, 2008 shows a whale (front) and another (partly seen at right) being dragged on board a Japanese ship after being harpooned in Antarctic waters. Australian Customs Service/AFP

Cambodia, Thailand take temple dispute to top UN court

Apr 15, 2013 - 10:02 AM

Thailand and Cambodia are to face off at the UN s highest court Monday April 15 in a dispute over land surrounding a flashpoint temple