Latest International Court of Justice News

Germany takes Italy to UN court over war reparation dispute

Apr. 29, 2022 17:06 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Germany has filed a case against Italy at the United Nations' top court in a long running dispute over World War II reparations. The International Court of Justice announced the filing late Friday. The German case refers back to a previous ruling made...

UN court: Colombia infringed Nicaragua's rights in Caribbean

Apr. 21, 2022 06:43 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The United Nations' highest court ruled Thursday that Colombia breached Nicaragua's rights in waters of the Caribbean Sea, including by hindering Nicaraguan fishing vessels and granting fishing permits for Colombian and other boats. The majority ruling...

Chile seeks world court ruling on river dispute with Bolivia

Apr. 01, 2022 10:19 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Chile went to the United Nations' highest court Friday to seek a resolution to a long-running dispute with its Latin American neighbor Bolivia over the use of the waters of a small river that flows across both nations' border. Chile filed the case at...

S. Korean slavery victim seeks UN justice as time runs out

Mar. 21, 2022 07:46 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Thirty years after going public with her story of abduction, rape and forced prostitution by Japan’s wartime military, Lee Yong-soo fears she’s running out of time to get closure to her ordeal. The 93-year-old is the face of a dwindling group of South...

Live updates: Ukraine, Russia continue talks over video

Mar. 16, 2022 23:25 PM EDT

LVIV, Ukraine -- Ukrainian and Russian delegations held talks again Wednesday by video. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's adviser Mikhailo Podolyak said Ukraine demanded a cease-fire, the withdrawal of Russian troops and legal security guarantees for Ukraine from a number of...

UN court orders Russia to cease hostilities in Ukraine

Mar. 16, 2022 12:04 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The United Nations’ highest court on Wednesday ordered Russia to stop hostilities in Ukraine, granting measures requested by Kyiv although many are skeptical that Russia will comply. Two weeks ago, Ukraine asked the International Court of Justice -...

Russia snubs UN court hearings in case brought by Ukraine

Mar. 07, 2022 10:57 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Ukraine pleaded with the United Nations' top court Monday to order Russia to halt its devastating invasion, saying Moscow is already committing widespread war crimes and “resorting to tactics reminiscent of medieval siege warfare” in its 12-day-old military...

Ukraine files genocide case against Russia at UN's top court

Feb. 27, 2022 15:44 PM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Ukraine launched a case against Russia at the United Nations’ highest court accusing Moscow of planning genocide and asking the court to intervene to halt the invasion and order Russia to pay reparations, the court said Sunday. The case, filed...

Gambia urges UN court to continue Rohingya genocide case

Feb. 23, 2022 10:58 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Lawyers for Gambia on Wednesday urged the United Nations' top court to throw out Myanmar's legal bid to end a case accusing the Southeast Asian nation of genocide against the country's Rohingya minority. “This court must reject Myanmar’s meritless...