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Arrest Warrant of 11 April 2000 (Democratic Republic of the Congo v. Belgium)

    Merits and Questions of Jurisdiction and Admissibility

    Written Proceedings

  • 15 May 2001
    Memorial of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (French version only)
     PDF 4.5 Mb
  • 28 September 2001
    Counter-Memorial of the Kingdom of Belgium
     PDF 561.4 Kb

Decision(s) of the Court

    • Judgment of 14 February 2002
       PDF 3.7 Mb
      • Separate opinion of President Guillaume (English Original Text)
         PDF 1.3 Mb
      • Dissenting opinion of Judge Oda
         PDF 1019.7 Kb
      • Declaration of Judge Ranjeva (translation)
         PDF 639.5 Kb
      • Separate opinion of Judge Koroma
         PDF 479 Kb
      • Joint separate opinion of Judges Higgins, Kooijmans and Buergenthal
         PDF 3.4 Mb
      • Separate opinion of Judge Rezek (translation)
         PDF 445.9 Kb
      • Dissenting opinion of Judge Al-Khasawneh
         PDF 534.8 Kb
      • Separate opinion of Judge ad hoc Bula-Bula (translation)
         PDF 4.5 Mb
      • Dissenting opinion of Judge ad hoc Van den Wyngaert (English Original Text)
         PDF 6.1 Mb

      Oral Proceedings

    • CR 2001/5
      Public sitting held on Monday 15 October 2001, at 10 a.m., at the Peace Palace, President Guillaume and Vice-President Shi presiding, successively

      Original  PDF 126.4 KbTranslation  PDF 2.5 Mb


    • CR 2001/6
      Public sitting held on Tuesday 16 October 2001, at 10 a.m., at the Peace Palace, President Guillaume presiding

      Original  PDF 93.1 KbTranslation  PDF 2 Mb


    • CR 2001/8
      Public sitting held on Wednesday 17 October 2001, at 3 p.m., at the Peace Palace, President Guillaume presiding

      Original  PDF 142.9 KbTranslation  PDF 3.1 Mb


    • CR 2001/9
      Public sitting held on Thursday 18 October 2001, at 3 p.m., at the Peace Palace, President Guillaume presiding

      Original  PDF 88.9 KbTranslation  PDF 1.6 Mb


    • CR 2001/10
      Public sitting held on Friday 19 October 2001, at 9.30 a.m., at the Peace Palace, President Guillaume presiding

      Original  PDF 63.8 KbTranslation  PDF 1.2 Mb


    • CR 2001/11
      Public sitting held on Friday 19 October 2001, at 5 p.m., at the Peace Palace, President Guillaume presiding

      Original  PDF 48.3 KbTranslation  PDF 844.6 Kb


      Other documents

    • 30 October 2001
      Belgium's reply to the question put by Judge Koroma
       PDF 262.4 Kb
    • 20 November 2001
      Comments of the Democratic Republic of the Congo on Belgium's Reply to the Question put by Judge Koroma
       PDF 17.1 Kb