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    2014 
  • Obligations concerning Negotiations relating to Cessation of the Nuclear Arms Race and to Nuclear Disarmament (Marshall Islands v. United Kingdom)
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  • Obligations concerning Negotiations relating to Cessation of the Nuclear Arms Race and to Nuclear Disarmament (Marshall Islands v. Pakistan)
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  • Obligations concerning Negotiations relating to Cessation of the Nuclear Arms Race and to Nuclear Disarmament (Marshall Islands v. India)
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  • Maritime Delimitation in the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean (Costa Rica v. Nicaragua)
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    2014 
    2013 
  • Questions relating to the Seizure and Detention of Certain Documents and Data (Timor-­Leste v. Australia)
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  • Alleged Violations of Sovereign Rights and Maritime Spaces in the Caribbean Sea (Nicaragua v. Colombia)
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  • Question of the Delimitation of the Continental Shelf between Nicaragua and Colombia beyond 200 nautical miles from the Nicaraguan Coast (Nicaragua v. Colombia)
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  • Obligation to Negotiate Access to the Pacific Ocean (Bolivia v. Chile)
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    2013 
    2011 
  • Construction of a Road in Costa Rica along the San Juan River (Nicaragua v. Costa Rica)
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  • Request for Interpretation of the Judgment of 15 June 1962 in the Case concerning the Temple of Preah Vihear (Cambodia v. Thailand) (Cambodia v. Thailand)
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    2011 
    2010 
  • Certain Activities carried out by Nicaragua in the Border Area (Costa Rica v. Nicaragua)
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  • Frontier Dispute (Burkina Faso/Niger)
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  • Whaling in the Antarctic (Australia v. Japan: New Zealand intervening)
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    2010 
  • Judgment No.2867 of the Administrative Tribunal of the International Labour Organization upon a Complaint Filed against the International Fund for Agricultural Development (Request for Advisory Opinion)
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    2009 
  • Jurisdiction and Enforcement of Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters (Belgium v. Switzerland)
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  • Certain Questions concerning Diplomatic Relations (Honduras v. Brazil)
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  • Questions relating to the Obligation to Prosecute or Extradite (Belgium v. Senegal)
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    2009 
    2008 
  • Jurisdictional Immunities of the State (Germany v. Italy: Greece intervening)
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  • Application of the Interim Accord of 13 September 1995 (the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia v. Greece)
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  • Application of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (Georgia v. Russian Federation)
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  • Request for Interpretation of the Judgment of 31 March 2004 in the Case concerning Avena and Other Mexican Nationals (Mexico v. United States of America) (Mexico v. United States of America)
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  • Aerial Herbicide Spraying (Ecuador v. Colombia)
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  • Maritime Dispute (Peru v. Chile)
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    2008 
  • Accordance with international law of the unilateral declaration of independence in respect of Kosovo (Request for Advisory Opinion)
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    2006 
  • Certain Questions of Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters (Djibouti v. France)
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  • Pulp Mills on the River Uruguay (Argentina v. Uruguay)
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  • Status vis-à-vis the Host State of a Diplomatic Envoy to the United Nations (Commonwealth of Dominica v. Switzerland)
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    2006 
    2005 
  • Dispute regarding Navigational and Related Rights (Costa Rica v. Nicaragua)
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    2005 
    2004 
  • Maritime Delimitation in the Black Sea (Romania v. Ukraine)
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    2004 
    2003 
  • Sovereignty over Pedra Branca/Pulau Batu Puteh, Middle Rocks and South Ledge (Malaysia/Singapore)
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  • Certain Criminal Proceedings in France (Republic of the Congo v. France)
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  • Avena and Other Mexican Nationals (Mexico v. United States of America)
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    2003 
  • Legal Consequences of the Construction of a Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory
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    2002 
  • Application for Revision of the Judgment of 11 September 1992 in the Case concerning the Land, Island and Maritime Frontier Dispute (El Salvador/Honduras: Nicaragua intervening) (El Salvador v. Honduras)
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  • Armed Activities on the Territory of the Congo (New Application: 2002) (Democratic Republic of the Congo v. Rwanda)
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  • Frontier Dispute (Benin/Niger)
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    2002 
    2001 
  • Territorial and Maritime Dispute (Nicaragua v. Colombia)
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  • Certain Property (Liechtenstein v. Germany)
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  • Application for Revision of the Judgment of 11 July 1996 in the Case concerning Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Bosnia and Herzegovina v. Yugoslavia), Preliminary Objections (Yugoslavia v. Bosnia and Herzegovina)
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    2001 
    2000 
  • Arrest Warrant of 11 April 2000 (Democratic Republic of the Congo v. Belgium)
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    2000 
    1999 
  • Territorial and Maritime Dispute between Nicaragua and Honduras in the Caribbean Sea (Nicaragua v. Honduras)
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  • Aerial Incident of 10 August 1999 (Pakistan v. India)
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  • Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Croatia v. Serbia)
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  • Armed Activities on the Territory of the Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo v. Rwanda)
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  • Armed Activities on the Territory of the Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo v. Uganda)
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  • Armed Activities on the Territory of the Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo v. Burundi)
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  • Legality of Use of Force (Yugoslavia v. United States of America)
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  • Legality of Use of Force (Serbia and Montenegro v. United Kingdom)
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  • Legality of Use of Force (Yugoslavia v. Spain)
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  • Legality of Use of Force (Serbia and Montenegro v. Portugal)
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  • Legality of Use of Force (Serbia and Montenegro v. Netherlands)
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  • Legality of Use of Force (Serbia and Montenegro v. Italy)
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  • Legality of Use of Force (Serbia and Monténégro v. Germany)
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  • Legality of Use of Force (Serbia and Montenegro v. France)
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  • Legality of Use of Force (Serbia and Montenegro v. Canada)
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  • Legality of Use of Force (Serbia and Montenegro v. Belgium)
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  • LaGrand (Germany v. United States of America)
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    1999 
    1998 
  • Ahmadou Sadio Diallo (Republic of Guinea v. Democratic Republic of the Congo)
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  • Sovereignty over Pulau Ligitan and Pulau Sipadan (Indonesia/Malaysia)
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  • Request for Interpretation of the Judgment of 11 June 1998 in the Case concerning the Land and Maritime Boundary between Cameroon and Nigeria (Cameroon v. Nigeria), Preliminary Objections (Nigeria v. Cameroon)
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  • Vienna Convention on Consular Relations (Paraguay v. United States of America)
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    1998 
  • Difference Relating to Immunity from Legal Process of a Special Rapporteur of the Commission on Human Rights
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    1996 
  • Kasikili/Sedudu Island (Botswana/Namibia)
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    1996 
    1995 
  • Request for an Examination of the Situation in Accordance with Paragraph 63 of the Court's Judgment of 20 December 1974 in the Nuclear Tests (New Zealand v. France) Case
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  • Fisheries Jurisdiction (Spain v. Canada)
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    1995 
  • Legality of the Threat or Use of Nuclear Weapons
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    1994 
  • Land and Maritime Boundary between Cameroon and Nigeria (Cameroon v. Nigeria: Equatorial Guinea intervening)
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    1994 
    1993 
  • Gabčíkovo-Nagymaros Project (Hungary/Slovakia)
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  • Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Bosnia and Herzegovina v. Serbia and Montenegro)
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    1993 
  • Legality of the Use by a State of Nuclear Weapons in Armed Conflict
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    1992 
  • Oil Platforms (Islamic Republic of Iran v. United States of America)
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  • Questions of Interpretation and Application of the 1971 Montreal Convention arising from the Aerial Incident at Lockerbie (Libyan Arab Jamahiriya v. United States of America)
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  • Questions of Interpretation and Application of the 1971 Montreal Convention arising from the Aerial Incident at Lockerbie (Libyan Arab Jamahiriya v. United Kingdom)
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    1992 
    1991 
  • Maritime Delimitation and Territorial Questions between Qatar and Bahrain (Qatar v. Bahrain)
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  • Passage through the Great Belt (Finland v. Denmark)
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  • Maritime Delimitation between Guinea-Bissau and Senegal (Guinea-Bissau v. Senegal)
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  • East Timor (Portugal v. Australia)
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    1991 
    1990 
  • Territorial Dispute (Libyan Arab Jamahiriya/Chad)
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    1990 
    1989 
  • Arbitral Award of 31 July 1989 (Guinea-Bissau v. Senegal)
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  • Certain Phosphate Lands in Nauru (Nauru v. Australia)
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  • Aerial Incident of 3 July 1988 (Islamic Republic of Iran v. United States of America)
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    1989 
  • Applicability of Article VI, Section 22, of the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations
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    1988 
  • Maritime Delimitation in the Area between Greenland and Jan Mayen (Denmark v. Norway)
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    1988 
  • Applicability of the Obligation to Arbitrate under Section 21 of the United Nations Headquarters Agreement of 26 June 1947
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    1987 
  • Elettronica Sicula S.p.A. (ELSI) (United States of America v. Italy)
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    1987 
    1986 
  • Land, Island and Maritime Frontier Dispute (El Salvador/Honduras: Nicaragua intervening)
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  • Border and Transborder Armed Actions (Nicaragua v. Honduras)
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  • Border and Transborder Armed Actions (Nicaragua v. Costa Rica)
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    1986 
    1984 
  • Application for Revision and Interpretation of the Judgment of 24 February 1982 in the Case concerning the Continental Shelf (Tunisia/Libyan Arab Jamahiriya) (Tunisia v. Libyan Arab Jamahiriya)
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  • Military and Paramilitary Activities in and against Nicaragua (Nicaragua v. United States of America)
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    1984 
  • Application for Review of Judgment No. 333 of the United Nations Administrative Tribunal
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    1983 
  • Frontier Dispute (Burkina Faso/Republic of Mali)
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    1983 
    1982 
  • Continental Shelf (Libyan Arab Jamahiriya/Malta)
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    1982 
    1981 
  • Delimitation of the Maritime Boundary in the Gulf of Maine Area (Canada/United States of America)
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    1981 
  • Application for Review of Judgment No. 273 of the United Nations Administrative Tribunal
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    1980 
    1980 
  • Interpretation of the Agreement of 25 March 1951 between the WHO and Egypt
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    1979 
  • United States Diplomatic and Consular Staff in Tehran (United States of America v. Iran)
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    1979 
    1978 
  • Continental Shelf (Tunisia/Libyan Arab Jamahiriya)
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    1978 
    1976 
  • Aegean Sea Continental Shelf (Greece v. Turkey)
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    1976 
    1974 
    1973 
  • Trial of Pakistani Prisoners of War (Pakistan v. India)
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  • Nuclear Tests (New Zealand v. France)
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  • Nuclear Tests (Australia v. France)
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    1973 
    1972 
  • Fisheries Jurisdiction (Federal Republic of Germany v. Iceland)
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  • Fisheries Jurisdiction (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland v. Iceland)
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    1972 
  • Application for Review of Judgment No. 158 of the United Nations Administrative Tribunal
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    1971 
  • Appeal Relating to the Jurisdiction of the ICAO Council (India v. Pakistan)
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    1971 
    1970 
    1970 
  • Legal Consequences for States of the Continued Presence of South Africa in Namibia (South West Africa) notwithstanding Security Council Resolution 276 (1970)
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    1967 
  • North Sea Continental Shelf (Federal Republic of Germany/Netherlands)
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  • North Sea Continental Shelf (Federal Republic of Germany/Denmark)
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    1967 
    1962 
  • Barcelona Traction, Light and Power Company, Limited (Belgium v. Spain) (New Application: 1962)
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    1962 
    1961 
  • Northern Cameroons (Cameroon v. United Kingdom)
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    1961 
  • Certain Expenses of the United Nations (Article 17, paragraph 2, of the Charter)
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    1960 
  • South West Africa (Liberia v. South Africa)
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  • South West Africa (Ethiopia v. South Africa)
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    1960 
    1959 
  • Temple of Preah Vihear (Cambodia v. Thailand)
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  • Aerial Incident of 7 November 1954 (United States of America v. Union of Soviet Socialist Republics)
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  • Compagnie du Port, des Quais et des Entrepôts de Beyrouth and Société Radio-Orient (France v. Lebanon)
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    1959 
  • Constitution of the Maritime Safety Committee of the Inter-Governmental Maritime Consultative Organization
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    1958 
  • Barcelona Traction, Light and Power Company, Limited (Belgium v. Spain)
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  • Aerial Incident of 4 September 1954 (United States of America v. Union of Soviet Socialist Republics)
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  • Arbitral Award Made by the King of Spain on 23 December 1906 (Honduras v. Nicaragua)
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    1958 
    1957 
  • Sovereignty over Certain Frontier Land (Belgium/Netherlands)
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  • Aerial Incident of 27 July 1955 (United Kingdom v. Bulgaria)
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  • Aerial Incident of 27 July 1955 (United States of America v. Bulgaria)
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  • Aerial Incident of 27 July 1955 (Israel v. Bulgaria)
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  • Interhandel (Switzerland v. United States of America)
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  • Application of the Convention of 1902 Governing the Guardianship of Infants (Netherlands v. Sweden)
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    1957 
    1955 
  • Right of Passage over Indian Territory (Portugal v. India)
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  • Certain Norwegian Loans (France v. Norway)
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  • Aerial Incident of 7 October 1952 (United States of America v. Union of Soviet Socialist Republics)
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  • Antarctica (United Kingdom v. Chile)
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  • Antarctica (United Kingdom v. Argentina)
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  • Aerial Incident of 10 March 1953 (United States of America v. Czechoslovakia)
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    1955 
  • Admissibility of Hearings of Petitioners by the Committee on South West Africa
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  • Judgments of the Administrative Tribunal of the ILO upon Complaints Made against Unesco
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    1954 
  • Treatment in Hungary of Aircraft and Crew of United States of America (United States of America v. Union of Soviet Socialist Republics)
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  • Treatment in Hungary of Aircraft and Crew of United States of America (United States of America v. Hungarian People's Republic)
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    1954 
  • Voting Procedure on Questions relating to Reports and Petitions concerning the Territory of South West Africa
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    1953 
  • Electricité de Beyrouth Company (France v. Lebanon)
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  • Monetary Gold Removed from Rome in 1943 (Italy v. France, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and United States of America)
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    1953 
  • Effect of Awards of Compensation Made by the United Nations Administrative Tribunal
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    1951 
  • Nottebohm (Liechtenstein v. Guatemala)
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  • Minquiers and Ecrehos (France/United Kingdom)
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  • Anglo-Iranian Oil Co. (United Kingdom v. Iran)
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  • Ambatielos (Greece v. United Kingdom)
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    1951 
    1950 
  • Haya de la Torre (Colombia v.Peru)
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  • Request for Interpretation of the Judgment of 20 November 1950 in the Asylum Case (Colombia v. Peru)
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  • Rights of Nationals of the United States of America in Morocco (France v. United States of America)
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    1950 
  • Reservations to the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide
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    1949 
  • Asylum (Colombia/Peru)
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  • Protection of French Nationals and Protected Persons in Egypt (France v. Egypt)
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  • Fisheries (United Kingdom v. Norway)
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    1949 
  • International Status of South West Africa
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  • Competence of the General Assembly for the Admission of a State to the United Nations
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  • Interpretation of Peace Treaties with Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania
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    1948 
    1948 
  • Reparation for Injuries Suffered in the Service of the United Nations
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    1947
  • Corfu Channel (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland v. Albania)
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    1947
  • Conditions of Admission of a State to Membership in the United Nations (Article 4 of the Charter)
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