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On 1 December 2022, the International Court of Justice delivered its Judgment in the case concerning the Dispute over the Status and Use of the Waters of the Silala (Chile v. Bolivia).
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On 24 November 2022, the Kingdom of Norway filed a declaration of intervention under Article 63 of the Statute of the Court in the case concerning Allegations of Genocide under the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Ukraine v. Russian Federation).
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On 24 November 2022, the Republic of Malta filed a declaration of intervention under Article 63 of the Statute of the Court in the case concerning Allegations of Genocide under the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Ukraine v. Russian Federation)
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The public hearings dedicated to the preliminary objections raised by Venezuela in the case concerning the Arbitral Award of 3 October 1899 (Guyana v. Venezuela), which opened on 17 November 2022, concluded on 22 November 2022.  The Court will now begin its deliberation.
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On 18 November 2022, the Republic of Bulgaria filed a declaration of intervention under Article 63 of the Statute of the Court in the case concerning Allegations of Genocide under the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Ukraine v. Russian Federation)
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On 16 November 2022, Belize instituted proceedings before the International Court of Justice against the Republic of Honduras concerning sovereignty over the Sapodilla Cayes.
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The Court invites applications from eligible universities to nominate candidates for the 2023-2024 Judicial Fellowship Programme and Trust Fund Award. The deadline for the submission of applications is 5 February 2023. 
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On 10 November 2022, H.E. Ms Victoria Prentis, Attorney General for England and Wales and Advocate General for Northern Ireland, and H.E. Mr. Michael Tomlinson, Solicitor General for England and Wales, paid a visit to the International Court of Justice at its seat, the Peace Palace, in The Hague. The delegation was welcomed by the President of the Court, H.E. Judge E. Joan Donoghue, before attending an information session on the activities of the Court with the ICJ’s Registrar, H.E. Mr. Philippe Gautier.
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On 4 November 2022, the General Assembly and the Security Council of the United Nations elected Mr. Leonardo Nemer Caldeira Brant as a Member of the International Court of Justice, with immediate effect. Of Brazilian nationality, Mr. Brant will hold office for the remainder of the late Judge Cançado Trindade’s term, which was due to expire on 5 February 2027.
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On 31 October 2022, the Czech Republic filed a declaration of intervention under Article 63 of the Statute of the Court in the case concerning Allegations of Genocide under the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Ukraine v. Russian Federation)
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On 27 October 2022, H.E. Judge Joan E. Donoghue, President of the International Court of Justice, addressed the General Assembly of the United Nations on the occasion of the presentation of the Court’s annual report for the judicial year 2021-2022. 
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By an Order dated 20 October 2022, the Court extended to 21 December 2022 and to 23 October 2023, respectively, the time-limits for the submission of a Reply by the Islamic Republic of Iran and a Rejoinder by the United States of America in the case concerning Alleged Violations of the 1955 Treaty of Amity, Economic Relations, and Consular Rights (Islamic Republic of Iran v. United States of America).
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On 19 October 2022, the Republic of Equatorial Guinea withdrew its request for the indication of provisional measures in the case concerning the Request relating to the Return of Property Confiscated in Criminal Proceedings (Equatorial Guinea v. France). The public hearings devoted to this request, which were due to open on 2 November 2022, have been cancelled. By an Order dated 21 October 2022, the President of the Court placed on record the withdrawal by Equatorial Guinea of its Request for the indication of provisional measures in the case. 
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By an Order dated 12 October 2022, the Court found that the circumstances, as they now present themselves to the Court, were not such as to require the exercise of its power to modify the provisional measures indicated in the Order of 7 December 2021 in the case concerning Application of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (Armenia v. Azerbaijan)
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On 19 October 2022, the Republic of Croatia filed a declaration of intervention under Article 63 of the Statute of the Court in the case concerning Allegations of Genocide under the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Ukraine v. Russian Federation)
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On 13 October 2022, the Hellenic Republic filed a declaration of intervention under Article 63 of the Statute of the Court in the case concerning Allegations of Genocide under the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Ukraine v. Russian Federation).
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On 13 October 2022, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg filed a declaration of intervention under Article 63 of the Statute of the Court in the case concerning Allegations of Genocide under the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Ukraine v. Russian Federation)
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On 12 October 2022, the Republic of Austria filed a declaration of intervention under Article 63 of the Statute of the Court in the case concerning Allegations of Genocide under the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Ukraine v. Russian Federation)
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By an Order dated 7 October 2022, the Court fixed 3 February 2023 as the time-limit within which Ukraine may present a written statement of its observations and submissions on the preliminary objections raised by the Russian Federation in the case concerning Allegations of Genocide under the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Ukraine v. Russian Federation)
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By an Order dated 4 October 2022, the Court decided that, at the forthcoming oral proceedings in the case concerning Question of the Delimitation of the Continental Shelf between Nicaragua and Colombia beyond 200 Nautical Miles from the Nicaraguan Coast (Nicaragua v. Colombia), the Parties shall present their arguments exclusively with regard to two questions. 
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On 10 October 2022, a delegation from the Federal Parliament of Somalia, led by Speaker H.E. Sheikh Aden Mohamed Nur, paid a visit to the International Court of Justice at its seat, the Peace Palace, in the Hague. The delegation was received by the President of the Court, H.E. Judge E. Joan Donoghue. 
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On 7 October 2022, the Portuguese Republic filed a declaration of intervention under Article 63 of the Statute of the Court in the case concerning Allegations of Genocide under the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Ukraine v. Russian Federation).
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On 29 September 2022, the Republic of Equatorial Guinea instituted proceedings before the International Court of Justice against the French Republic for alleged violation of its obligations under the United Nations Convention against Corruption and requested the Court to indicate provisional measures.
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On 30 September 2022, the Commonwealth of Australia filed a declaration of intervention under Article 63 of the Statute of the Court in the case concerning Allegations of Genocide under the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Ukraine v. Russian Federation)
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On 29 September 2022, the Kingdom of Spain filed a declaration of intervention under Article 63 of the Statute of the Court in the case concerning Allegations of Genocide under the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Ukraine v. Russian Federation)
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On 27 September 2022, a delegation from the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights, led by its President H.E. Lady Justice Imani D. Aboud, paid a visit to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) at its seat at the Peace Palace in The Hague. The delegation was welcomed by the President of the ICJ, H.E. Judge E. Joan Donoghue. During the visit, an exchange of views took place between the judges and Registry officials of both courts, focusing on their work and judicial experience and on prospects of co-operation.
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The public hearings dedicated to the merits of the case concerning Certain Iranian Assets (Islamic Republic of Iran v. United States of America), which opened on 19 September 2022, were concluded on 23 September 2022. The Court will now begin its deliberation. 
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On 22 September 2022, the Republic of Estonia filed a declaration of intervention under Article 63 of the Statute of the Court in the case concerning Allegations of Genocide under the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Ukraine v. Russian Federation)
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On 21 September 2022, the Republic of Finland filed a declaration of intervention under Article 63 of the Statute of the Court in the case concerning Allegations of Genocide under the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Ukraine v. Russian Federation)
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On 19 September 2022, Ireland filed a declaration of intervention under Article 63 of the Statute of the Court in the case concerning Allegations of Genocide under the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Ukraine v. Russian Federation)
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On 16 September 2022, the Kingdom of Denmark filed a declaration of intervention under Article 63 of the Statute of the Court in the case concerning Allegations of Genocide under the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Ukraine v. Russian Federation).
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On 15 September 2022, the Italian Republic filed a declaration of intervention under Article 63 of the Statute of the Court in the case concerning Allegations of Genocide under the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Ukraine v. Russian Federation)
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On 15 September 2022, the Republic of Poland filed a declaration of intervention under Article 63 of the Statute of the Court in the case concerning Allegations of Genocide under the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Ukraine v. Russian Federation)
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On 15 September 2022, diplomatic representatives attended a presentation on the work and activities of the International Court of Justice and the Court of Arbitration, organized jointly by the two institutions at the Peace Palace. 
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On 13 September 2022, the French Republic filed a declaration of intervention under Article 63 of the Statute of the Court in the case concerning Allegations of Genocide under the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Ukraine v. Russian Federation)
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On 13 September 2022, Romania filed a declaration of intervention under Article 63 of the Statute of the Court in the case concerning Allegations of Genocide under the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Ukraine v. Russian Federation).
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On 9 September 2022, Sweden filed a declaration of intervention under Article 63 of the Statute of the Court in the case concerning Allegations of Genocide under the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Ukraine v. Russian Federation)
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On 7 September 2022, the United States of America filed a declaration of intervention under Article 63 of the Statute of the Court in the case concerning Allegations of Genocide under the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Ukraine v. Russian Federation)
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Calendar

5 December 2022 - 9 December 2022
Question of the Delimitation of the Continental Shelf between Nicaragua and Colombia beyond 200 Nautical Miles from the Nicaraguan Coast (Nicaragua v. Colombia) - Public hearings from Monday 5 to Friday 9 December 2022

  • Monday 5 December 2022: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Tuesday 6 December 2022: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Wednesday 7 December 2022: 4.30 p.m.-6 p.m.
  • Friday 9 December 2022: 10 a.m.-11.30 a.m.

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