International Court of Justice

Accessibility Options


Media representatives are required to register in advance by filling out the online accreditation form on the Court's website. To find out the date of the next scheduled hearings or reading of a decision (at a public sitting), please consult the calendar.

Once you have submitted your accreditation form, please save the page in your favourites and consult it regularly to check the status of your application. If your application is accepted, please print out the confirmation page and show it, along with your ID and press card, to security in order to enter the Peace Palace. Only duly accredited individuals with valid identification will be permitted to enter.

You are kindly asked to arrive at the Peace Palace no later than 40 minutes before the start of public proceedings or events to go through security.


Upcoming public proceedings and events are announced by press release, usually, between 1 and 3 weeks prior to the event taking place.