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Law - International, Foreign and Comparative Law | World Court Digest - Volume 2 1991 – 1995

World Court Digest

Volume 2 1991 – 1995

Series: World Court Digest, Vol. 2

Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1997, XIII, 453 pp.


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The World Court Digest presents the decisions of the International Court of Justice. The new volume covers the period from 1991 to 1995. The pronouncements of the Court which are of importance for international law in the judgments including separate and dissenting opinions have been systematically arranged under specific topics concerning substantive international law as well as procedural international law. The World Court Digest provides the reader with a reliable means of access to the decisions of the most important international judicial organ concerning cases as important as the Lockerbie-case; the question of the violation of the genocide convention, of the nuclear test problem, to mention only some of the most important issues.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Internationale Gerichtsbarkeit - Internationales Verfahrensrecht - Streitbeilegung - Vereinte Nationen - Völkerrecht - dispute settlement - international jurisdiction - international procedure - international public law - united nations

Related subjects » International, Foreign and Comparative Law

Table of contents 

I. Substantive International Law - First Part.- 1. The Foundations of International Law.- 1.1. Good Faith.- 1.2. Equity.- 1.3. Estoppel and Acquiescence.- 2. Sources of International Law.- 2.1. General Questions.- 2.1.1. Formation of Rules of International Law.- 2.1.2. Historic Rights.- 2.1.3. Rules of International Law of Regional and Local Application.- 2.1.4. lus cogens/Obligationserga omnes.- 2.1.5. Relation between the Sources of International Law.- 2.2. Customary International Law.- 2.2.1. Formation of Customary International Law.- 2.2.2. Evidence of Customary International Law.- 2.3. Treaties.- 2.4. General Principles of Law.- 2.5. Unilateral Acts.- 3. International Law and Municipal Law.- 4. Subjects of International Law.- 4.1. General Questions.- 4.2. States.- 4.2.1. Jurisdiction of States.- 4.2.2. Territory.- 4.2.3. Nationality.- 4.2.4. Organs.- 4.2.5. Fundamental Rights and Obligations.- Sovereignty.- Equality.- Peaceful Settlement of Disputes.- Obligations of Cooperation and Negotiation.- 4.2.6. Succession of States.- 4.3. International Organisations.- 4.3.1. General Questions.- 4.3.2. Legal Position of Member States.- 4.3.3. Internal Law.- 4.3.4. “Implied Powers”.- 4.4. Other Subjects of International Law.- 4.5. Individuals.- 5. The United Nations.- 5.1. General Questions.- 5.2. General Assembly.- 5.3. Security Council.- 5.4. Secretary-General.- 5.5. Other Organs.- 5.6. Relationship between Different Organs.- 5.7. Interpretation of the Charter.- 5.8. Maintenance of International Peace and Security.- 5.9. Trusteeship System.- 5.10. Specialized Agencies.- 5.11. United Nations Administrative Tribunal.- 6. Use of Force and Related Problems.- 6.1. Use of Force.- 6.2. Self-defence.- 6.3. Intervention.- 7. Law of Treaties.- 7.1. General Questions.- 7.2. Treatymaking Capacity.- 7.3. Conclusion.- 7.4. Reservations.- 7.5. Invalidity.- 7.6. Suspension and Termination.- 7.7. Interpretation.- 7.8. Specific Treaties.- 7.8.1. Treaty between the Allied and Associated Powers and the Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes on the Protection of Minorities of 1919.- 7.8.2. Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide of 1948.- 7.8.3. Treaty of Friendship and Good Neighbourliness between the French Republic and the United Kingdom of Libya of 1955.- 7.8.4. Convention on the Continental Shelf of 1958.- 7.8.5. Doha Minutes.- 8. Violations of International Law and Responsibility of States.- 8.1. General Questions.- 8.2. Violation of International Law.- 8.3. Treaty Violations.- 8.4. Imputability.- 8.5. Fault and Due Diligence.- 8.6. Participation.- 8.7. Violation of Duty to Prevent Damage.- 8.8. Circumstances Precluding Wrongfulness.- II. Substantive International Law - Second Part.- 1. Territory of States.- 1.1. Acquisition and Loss.- 1.2. Boundaries.- 1.2.1. Land Boundaries.- 1.2.2. Maritime Boundaries.- 1.2.3. Air and Space.- 1.2.4. Principle of “uti possidetis”.- 2. Law of The Sea.- 2.1. General Questions.- 2.2. Determination of Maritime Boundaries.- 2.3. Internal Waters.- 2.4. Maritime Zones.- 2.5. Freedom of Navigation.- 3. Air and Space Law.- 4. Self-Determination.- 5. Nationality.- 5.1. General Questions.- 5.2. Acquisition and Loss.- 5.3. Diplomatic Protection.- 6. Minorities.- 7. Law of Aliens.- 7.1. General Questions.- 7.2. Protection of Property.- 8. Human Rights.- 9. Law of Armed Conflicts.- 10. Dispute Settlement.- 10.1. General Questions.- 10.2. Judicial and Arbitral Decisions.- 11. Diplomacy and Consular Matters.- 12. International Economic Law.- 13. International Environmental Law.- 14. Extradition.- III. The International Court of Justice.- 1. Fundamental Principles.- 1.1. General Questions.- 1.2. Consent of States.- 1.3. Equality of Parties.- 1.4. Political Questions/Determination of the Existence of a Dispute.- 1.5. Ius standi.- 1.6. Applicable Law.- 1.7. Jura novit curia.- 2. The Jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice.- 2.1. General Rules.- 2.2. Conditions for a Decision on the Merits.- 2.2.1. Exhaustion of Local Remedies.- 2.2.2. Necessity of Diplomatic Negotiations.- 2.2.3. Jurisdiction in Case of Continuing Negotiations between the Parties.- 2.2.4. Admissibility.- 2.2.5. Simultaneous Seizing of the Court and the Security Council.- 2.3. The Optional Clause.- 2.3.1. General Questions.- 2.3.2. Transfer of Acceptances of the Compulsory Juris diction of the Permanent Court of International Justice (Article 36, Paragraph 5, of the Statute of the International Court of Justice).- 2.3.3. Reservations.- 2.3.4. Interpretation of a Declaration Made under Article 36, Paragraph 2, of the Statute.- 2.3.5. Reciprocity.- 2.4. Jurisdiction on the Basis of a Special Agreement.- 2.5. Jurisdiction on the Basis of Treaties.- 2.5.1. General Questions.- 2.5.2. Transfer of Competences of the Permanent Court of International Justice (Article 37 of the Statute of the International Court of Justice).- 2.5.3. Specific Treaties.- 2.6. Agreement in Regard to Jurisdiction in the Course of the Proceedings.- 2.7. Jurisdiction on the Basis of a Previous Judgment.- 2.8. Jurisdiction and Third States.- 2.9. Review of Arbitral Awards.- 2.10. Concurring Jurisdictions.- 3. The Procedure of the International Court of Justice.- 3.1. General Questions.- 3.2. Procedure before a Chamber Dealing with a Particular Case (Article 26, Paragraph 2, of the Statute).- 3.3. Judges ad hoc.- 3.4. The Submissions.- 3.5. Preliminary Objections.- 3.6. The Procedure in Default of Appearance.- 3.7. Evidence.- 3.8. Duty of the Court to Seek Further Clarification.- 3.9. Relevant Facts.- 3.10. Provisional Measures.- 3.10.1. General Questions.- 3.10.2. Questions of Procedure.- 3.10.3. Provisional Measures and Jurisdiction.- 3.10.4. Binding Effect.- 3.10.5. Provisional Measures and Merits.- 3.11. Intervention.- 3.11.1. General Questions (Article 62 and 63 of the Statute).- 3.11.2. Article 62, Prerequisites in General.- 3.11.3. Article 62, Jurisdictional Link.- 3.11.4. Procedural Rights of the Intervening State.- 3.11.5. Article63.- 3.12. Counter-Claim.- 3.13. Withdrawal of Suit.- 3.14. Question of Costs.- 4. Judgments of the International Court of Justice.- 4.1. General Questions.- 4.2. Res judicata.- 4.3. Interpretation of Decisions.- 4.4. Revision of Judgments.- 5. Advisory Opinions of the International Court of Justice.- 5.1. General Questions.- 5.2. Request for Advisory Opinion.- 5.3. Jurisdictional Questions and Denial of the Request for Advisory Opinion.- 5.4. Procedure.- 5.5. Review of Decisions of the United Nations Administrative Tribunal.- Summaries of the Decisions.- Passage Through the Great Belt (Finland v. Denmark).- Arbitral Award of 31 July 1989 (Guinea-Bissau v. Senegal).- Questions of Interpretation and Application of the 1971 Montreal Convention Arising from the Aerial Incident at Lockerbie (Libyan Arab Jamahiriya v. United Kingdom) and (Libyan Arab Jamahiriya v. United States of America).- Case Concerning Certain Phosphate Lands in Nauru, Preliminary Objections (Nauru v. Australia).- Land, Island and Maritime Frontier Dispute Case (El Salvador v. Honduras).- Maritime Delimitation in the Area between Greenland and Jan Mayen (Denmark v. Norway).- Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Bosnia and Herzegovina v. Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro)).- Case Concerning Territorial Dispute (Libyan Arab Jamahiriya v. Chad).- Maritime Delimitations and Territorial Questions between Qatar and Bahrain (Qatar v. Bahrain).- Case Concerning East Timor (Portugal v. Australia).- Request for an Examination of the Situation in Accordance with Paragraph 63 of the Court’s 1974 Judgment in the Nuclear Tests Case (New Zealand v. France).- The Judges of the International Court of Justice 1991-1995.- Judges ad hoc.- General Index.

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