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  • 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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  • 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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  • Construction of a Road in Costa Rica along the San Juan River (Nicaragua v. Costa Rica)
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  • Certain Activities carried out by Nicaragua in the Border Area (Costa Rica v. Nicaragua)
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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. Uganda)
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  • Gabčíkovo-Nagymaros Project (Hungary/Slovakia)
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    Pending Cases 
    2014 
  • Whaling in the Antarctic (Australia v. Japan: New Zealand intervening)
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  • Maritime Dispute (Peru v. Chile)
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    2014 
    2013 
  • 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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  • Aerial Herbicide Spraying (Ecuador v. Colombia)
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  • Frontier Dispute (Burkina Faso/Niger)
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    2013 
    2012 
  • Territorial and Maritime Dispute (Nicaragua v. Colombia)
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  • Questions relating to the Obligation to Prosecute or Extradite (Belgium v. Senegal)
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  • Ahmadou Sadio Diallo (Republic of Guinea v. Democratic Republic of the Congo)
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  • Jurisdictional Immunities of the State (Germany v. Italy: Greece intervening)
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    2012 
  • 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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    2011 
  • Application of the Interim Accord of 13 September 1995 (the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia v. Greece)
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  • Jurisdiction and Enforcement of Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters (Belgium v. Switzerland)
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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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    2011 
    2010 
  • Certain Criminal Proceedings in France (Republic of the Congo v. France)
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  • Certain Questions concerning Diplomatic Relations (Honduras v. Brazil)
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  • Pulp Mills on the River Uruguay (Argentina v. Uruguay)
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    2010 
  • Accordance with international law of the unilateral declaration of independence in respect of Kosovo (Request for Advisory Opinion)
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    2009 
  • Dispute regarding Navigational and Related Rights (Costa Rica v. Nicaragua)
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  • Maritime Delimitation in the Black Sea (Romania v. Ukraine)
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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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    2009 
    2008 
  • Certain Questions of Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters (Djibouti v. France)
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  • Sovereignty over Pedra Branca/Pulau Batu Puteh, Middle Rocks and South Ledge (Malaysia/Singapore)
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    2008 
    2007 
  • Territorial and Maritime Dispute between Nicaragua and Honduras in the Caribbean Sea (Nicaragua v. Honduras)
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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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    2007 
    2006 
  • Status vis-à-vis the Host State of a Diplomatic Envoy to the United Nations (Commonwealth of Dominica v. Switzerland)
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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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    2006 
    2005 
  • Frontier Dispute (Benin/Niger)
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  • Certain Property (Liechtenstein v. Germany)
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    2005 
    2004 
  • Legality of Use of Force (Serbia and Montenegro v. United Kingdom)
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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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  • Avena and Other Mexican Nationals (Mexico v. United States of America)
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    2004 
  • Legal Consequences of the Construction of a Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory
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    2003 
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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    2003 
    2002 
  • Sovereignty over Pulau Ligitan and Pulau Sipadan (Indonesia/Malaysia)
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  • Land and Maritime Boundary between Cameroon and Nigeria (Cameroon v. Nigeria: Equatorial Guinea intervening)
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  • Arrest Warrant of 11 April 2000 (Democratic Republic of the Congo v. Belgium)
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    2002 
    2001 
  • LaGrand (Germany v. United States of America)
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  • Maritime Delimitation and Territorial Questions between Qatar and Bahrain (Qatar v. Bahrain)
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  • Armed Activities on the Territory of the Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo v. Burundi)
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  • Armed Activities on the Territory of the Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo v. Rwanda)
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    2001 
    2000 
  • Aerial Incident of 10 August 1999 (Pakistan v. India)
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    2000 
    1999 
  • Kasikili/Sedudu Island (Botswana/Namibia)
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  • Legality of Use of Force (Yugoslavia v. United States of America)
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  • Legality of Use of Force (Yugoslavia v. Spain)
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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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    1999 
  • Difference Relating to Immunity from Legal Process of a Special Rapporteur of the Commission on Human Rights
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    1998 
  • Fisheries Jurisdiction (Spain v. Canada)
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  • Vienna Convention on Consular Relations (Paraguay v. United States of America)
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    1998 
    1996 
  • Aerial Incident of 3 July 1988 (Islamic Republic of Iran v. United States of America)
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    1996 
  • Legality of the Threat or Use of Nuclear Weapons
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  • Legality of the Use by a State of Nuclear Weapons in Armed Conflict
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    1995 
  • Maritime Delimitation between Guinea-Bissau and Senegal (Guinea-Bissau v. Senegal)
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  • 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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  • East Timor (Portugal v. Australia)
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    1995 
    1994 
  • Territorial Dispute (Libyan Arab Jamahiriya/Chad)
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    1994 
    1993 
  • Certain Phosphate Lands in Nauru (Nauru v. Australia)
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  • Maritime Delimitation in the Area between Greenland and Jan Mayen (Denmark v. Norway)
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    1993 
    1992 
  • Land, Island and Maritime Frontier Dispute (El Salvador/Honduras: Nicaragua intervening)
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  • Passage through the Great Belt (Finland v. Denmark)
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  • Border and Transborder Armed Actions (Nicaragua v. Honduras)
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    1992 
    1991 
  • Arbitral Award of 31 July 1989 (Guinea-Bissau v. Senegal)
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  • Military and Paramilitary Activities in and against Nicaragua (Nicaragua v. United States of America)
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    1991 
    1989 
  • Elettronica Sicula S.p.A. (ELSI) (United States of America v. Italy)
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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 
    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 
  • Border and Transborder Armed Actions (Nicaragua v. Costa Rica)
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    1987 
  • Application for Review of Judgment No. 333 of the United Nations Administrative Tribunal
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    1986 
  • Frontier Dispute (Burkina Faso/Republic of Mali)
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    1986 
    1985 
  • 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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  • Continental Shelf (Libyan Arab Jamahiriya/Malta)
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    1985 
    1984 
  • Delimitation of the Maritime Boundary in the Gulf of Maine Area (Canada/United States of America)
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    1984 
    1982 
  • Continental Shelf (Tunisia/Libyan Arab Jamahiriya)
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    1982 
  • Application for Review of Judgment No. 273 of the United Nations Administrative Tribunal
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    1981 
  • United States Diplomatic and Consular Staff in Tehran (United States of America v. Iran)
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    1981 
    1980 
    1980 
  • Interpretation of the Agreement of 25 March 1951 between the WHO and Egypt
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    1978 
  • Aegean Sea Continental Shelf (Greece v. Turkey)
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    1978 
    1975 
    1974 
  • Nuclear Tests (New Zealand v. France)
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  • Nuclear Tests (Australia v. France)
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  • 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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    1974 
    1973 
  • Trial of Pakistani Prisoners of War (Pakistan v. India)
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    1973 
  • Application for Review of Judgment No. 158 of the United Nations Administrative Tribunal
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    1972 
  • Appeal Relating to the Jurisdiction of the ICAO Council (India v. Pakistan)
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    1972 
    1971 
    1971 
  • 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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    1970 
  • Barcelona Traction, Light and Power Company, Limited (Belgium v. Spain) (New Application: 1962)
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    1970 
    1969 
  • 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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    1969 
    1966 
  • South West Africa (Liberia v. South Africa)
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  • South West Africa (Ethiopia v. South Africa)
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    1966 
    1963 
  • Northern Cameroons (Cameroon v. United Kingdom)
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    1963 
    1962 
  • Temple of Preah Vihear (Cambodia v. Thailand)
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    1962 
  • Certain Expenses of the United Nations (Article 17, paragraph 2, of the Charter)
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    1961 
  • Barcelona Traction, Light and Power Company, Limited (Belgium v. Spain)
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    1961 
    1960 
  • Arbitral Award Made by the King of Spain on 23 December 1906 (Honduras v. Nicaragua)
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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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  • Aerial Incident of 27 July 1955 (United States of America v. Bulgaria)
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  • Right of Passage over Indian Territory (Portugal v. India)
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    1960 
  • Constitution of the Maritime Safety Committee of the Inter-Governmental Maritime Consultative Organization
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    1959 
  • Aerial Incident of 7 November 1954 (United States of America v. Union of Soviet Socialist Republics)
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  • Aerial Incident of 27 July 1955 (United Kingdom v. Bulgaria)
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  • Sovereignty over Certain Frontier Land (Belgium/Netherlands)
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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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    1959 
    1958 
  • Aerial Incident of 4 September 1954 (United States of America v. Union of Soviet Socialist Republics)
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  • Application of the Convention of 1902 Governing the Guardianship of Infants (Netherlands v. Sweden)
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    1958 
    1957 
  • Certain Norwegian Loans (France v. Norway)
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    1957 
    1956 
  • Antarctica (United Kingdom v. Chile)
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  • Antarctica (United Kingdom v. Argentina)
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  • Aerial Incident of 7 October 1952 (United States of America v. Union of Soviet Socialist Republics)
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  • Aerial Incident of 10 March 1953 (United States of America v. Czechoslovakia)
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    1956 
  • Judgments of the Administrative Tribunal of the ILO upon Complaints Made against Unesco
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  • Admissibility of Hearings of Petitioners by the Committee on South West Africa
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    1955 
  • Nottebohm (Liechtenstein v. Guatemala)
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    1955 
  • Voting Procedure on Questions relating to Reports and Petitions concerning the Territory of South West Africa
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    1954 
  • Electricité de Beyrouth Company (France v. Lebanon)
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  • 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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  • 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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    1954 
  • Effect of Awards of Compensation Made by the United Nations Administrative Tribunal
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    1953 
  • Minquiers and Ecrehos (France/United Kingdom)
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  • Ambatielos (Greece v. United Kingdom)
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    1953 
    1952 
  • Rights of Nationals of the United States of America in Morocco (France v. United States of America)
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  • Anglo-Iranian Oil Co. (United Kingdom v. Iran)
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    1952 
    1951 
  • Fisheries (United Kingdom v. Norway)
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  • Haya de la Torre (Colombia v.Peru)
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    1951 
  • Reservations to the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide
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    1950 
  • Request for Interpretation of the Judgment of 20 November 1950 in the Asylum Case (Colombia v. Peru)
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  • Asylum (Colombia/Peru)
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  • Protection of French Nationals and Protected Persons in Egypt (France v. Egypt)
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    1950 
  • Interpretation of Peace Treaties with Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania
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  • 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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    1949 
  • Corfu Channel (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland v. Albania)
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    1949 
  • Reparation for Injuries Suffered in the Service of the United Nations
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    1948
    1948
  • Conditions of Admission of a State to Membership in the United Nations (Article 4 of the Charter)
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