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    List of Contentious Cases
    2014 
  • Proceedings instituted by the Federal Republic of Somalia against the Republic of Kenya on 28 August 2014
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    2005 
  • Dispute regarding Navigational and Related Rights (Costa Rica v. Nicaragua)
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    2004 
  • Maritime Delimitation in the Black Sea (Romania v. Ukraine)
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    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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    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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    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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    2000 
  • Arrest Warrant of 11 April 2000 (Democratic Republic of the Congo v. Belgium)
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    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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    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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    1996 
  • Kasikili/Sedudu Island (Botswana/Namibia)
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    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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    1994 
  • Land and Maritime Boundary between Cameroon and Nigeria (Cameroon v. Nigeria: Equatorial Guinea intervening)
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    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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    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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    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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    1990 
  • Territorial Dispute (Libyan Arab Jamahiriya/Chad)
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    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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    1988 
  • Maritime Delimitation in the Area between Greenland and Jan Mayen (Denmark v. Norway)
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    1987 
  • Elettronica Sicula S.p.A. (ELSI) (United States of America v. Italy)
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    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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    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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    1983 
  • Frontier Dispute (Burkina Faso/Republic of Mali)
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    1982 
  • Continental Shelf (Libyan Arab Jamahiriya/Malta)
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    1981 
  • Delimitation of the Maritime Boundary in the Gulf of Maine Area (Canada/United States of America)
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    1979 
  • United States Diplomatic and Consular Staff in Tehran (United States of America v. Iran)
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    1978 
  • Continental Shelf (Tunisia/Libyan Arab Jamahiriya)
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    1976 
  • Aegean Sea Continental Shelf (Greece v. Turkey)
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    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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    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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    1971 
  • Appeal Relating to the Jurisdiction of the ICAO Council (India v. Pakistan)
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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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    1962 
  • Barcelona Traction, Light and Power Company, Limited (Belgium v. Spain) (New Application: 1962)
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    1961 
  • Northern Cameroons (Cameroon v. United Kingdom)
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    1947 
  • Corfu Channel (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland v. Albania)
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