International Court of Justice (ICJ), The Hague

08.07.1996

Biographical notes on the 14 Judges who rendered the Advisory Opinion on nuclear weapons

17 HRLJ 396 (1996)

07.11.2005

Thomas Buergenthal re-elected ICJ Judge

26 HRLJ 264 (2005)

Advisory Opinions (chronological order)

08.07.1996

Legality of the threat or use of nuclear weapons, Advisory Opinion requested by the General Assembly (General List No. 95)

17 HRLJ 253 (1996)

08.07.1996

The question of the legality of the use by a State of nuclear weapons in armed conflict, Request for Advisory Opinion by the WHO rejected / The question of the legality of the use by a State of nuclear weapons in armed conflict is not within the scope of the activities of the WHO / Summary of the Advisory Opinion of 8 July 1996

17 HRLJ 392 (1996)

09.07.2004

Legal consequences of the construction of a wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including in and around East-Jerusalem, Advisory Opinion requested by the General Assembly of the United Nations (General List No. 131)

25 HRLJ 161 (2004)

22.07.2010

The declaration of independence of Kosovo adopted on 17 February 2008 did not violate international law, Advisory Opinion requested by the General Assembly of the United Nations

30 HRLJ 35 (2009-2010)

Judgments (chronological order)

03.03.1999

Germany v. United States of America (LaGrand case), General List No. 104 / Provisional measures against the execution of the death penalty / Alleged violation of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations

20 HRLJ 455 (1999)

27.06.2001

Germany v. United States of America (LaGrand case), General List No. 104 / Orders indicating provisional measures legally binding / Obligations under the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations breached by the United States of America / Individual rights

22 HRLJ 36 (2001)

14.02.2002

Democratic Republic of the Congo v. Belgium, General List No. 121 / Scope of the immunities of Ministers for Foreign Affairs / Unlawfulness of an arrest warrant issued by a foreign national court against a Minister for Foreign Affairs in office / Arrest warrant of 11 April 2000

23 HRLJ 330 (2002)

01.04.2011

Georgia v. Russian Federation, General List No. 140 / Application of the International Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD) / Situation in and around Abkhazia and South Ossetia / Outbreak of armed hostilities in South Ossetia during the night of 7 to 8 August 2008 / Georgia refers to ethnic cleansing by Russian forces / Application filed on 12 August 2008 / ICJ denies jurisdiction / Requirements of Article 22 of CERD not fulfilled

31 HRLJ 84 (2011)

03.02.2012

Germany v. Italy, General List No. 143 / Violation of Germany’s jurisdictional immunity in respect of cases decided by Italian courts / Italian and Greek claims relate to massacres and acts of deportation to, and forced labour in, Germany during the Nazi regime between 1943 and 1945 / Registration of a legal charge against Villa Vigoni (seat of a cultural centre near Lake Como) constituted illegal means of constraint

32 HRLJ 41 (2012)