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Speech by H.E. Judge Rosalyn Higgins, President of the International Court of Justice, to the 63rd Session of the General Assembly 30 October 2008

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/9780198262350.003.0113
Speech by H.E. Judge Rosalyn Higgins, President of the International Court of Justice, to the 63rd Session of the General Assembly 30 October 2008

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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 (ICJ) for the period August 1, 2007 to July 31, 2008. All 192 United Nations Members are ipso facto parties to the Court’s Statute. Of those, sixty-six states have accepted the compulsory jurisdiction of the Court in accordance with Article 36, paragraph 2, of the Statute. In addition, some 128 multilateral conventions and 166 bilateral conventions envisage that the Court will be resorted to for dispute settlement. This chapter examines the judgments rendered by the Court during the reporting period. It also briefly addresses the order on provisional measures issued previously.

Keywords: International Court of Justice; United Nations; General Assembly; jurisdiction; conventions; dispute settlement; judgments; provisional measures

Chapter.  3348 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law

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