For information on the measures adopted by the Court to help contain the spread of COVID-19 and to protect the health of its judges and staff members, while ensuring the continuation of its mandate, see Press Releases Nos. 2020/9, 2020/10, 2020/11, and 2020/16.
The International Court of Justice, which has its seat in The Hague,
is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations
On 12 November 2020, the General Assembly and Security Council of the United Nations elected five Members of the Court for a term of office of nine years, beginning on 6 February 2021.
H.E. Judge Abdulqawi A. Yusuf, President of the Court, addressed the United Nations General Assembly on 2 November 2020 on the occasion of the presentation of the Court’s Annual Report for the judicial year 2019-2020.
The President of the Court, H.E. Judge Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf, addressed a video statement to the United Nations General Assembly during the high-level meeting to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the United Nations on 21 September 2020.
The Court held public hearings 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) from 14 to 21 September 2020.