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Speech by H.E. Judge Rosalyn Higgins, President of the International Court of Justice, to the 62nd Session of the General Assembly 1 November 2007

Rosalyn Higgins Dbe Qc

in Themes and Theories

Published in print August 2009 | ISBN: 9780198262350
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191682322 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262350.003.0111
Speech by H.E. Judge Rosalyn Higgins, President of the International Court of Justice, to the 62nd Session of the General Assembly 1 November 2007

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This chapter presents a speech delivered to the United Nations General Assembly on the occasion of its examination of the Report of the International Court of Justice for the period August 1, 2006 to July 31, 2007. The judgments of the Court represent a work effort that fully engages its members throughout the year. The cases decided by the Court in this period involved states from Latin America, Europe, and Africa. The subject matter that interests the states of those regions has ranged from environmental issues to genocide to diplomatic protection of shareholders to maritime delimitation. Equality between the judges of the Court is one of the fundamental principles underlying the Statute of the Court. It should be recalled that the parties appearing before the Court are sovereign states, not individuals.

Keywords: International Court of Justice; United Nations; General Assembly; genocide; delimitation; diplomatic protection; judges; judgments

Chapter.  4520 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law

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