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The International Court of Justice — 75 Years in the Service of Peace and Justice, a new book marking the 75th anniversary of the inaugural sitting of the Court, will soon be available in English and French on the UN iLibrary website. Produced entirely by the Registry of the Court, it has been designed specifically with the general public in mind. Each short chapter covers a different facet of the institution, including its human face.
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By an Order dated 24 June 2022, the International Court of Justice fixed 8 December 2022 and 8 June 2023 as the respective time-limits for the filing of the Reply of the Republic of Guatemala and of the Rejoinder of Belize in the case concerning Guatemala’s Territorial, Insular and Maritime Claim (Guatemala/Belize)
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On 24 June 2022, ambassadors and representatives of the Group of Latin America and the Caribbean (GRULAC) States attended a presentation by H.E. Mr. Philippe Gautier, Registrar of the Court, on the work and activities of the ICJ. 
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On 21 June 2022, a commemorative event jointly organized by the International Court of Justice and the Embassy of the Republic of Panama to the Kingdom of the Netherlands was held in the Great Hall of Justice of the Peace Palace to pay tribute to Ricardo Joaquín Alfaro, former Judge and former Vice-President of the Court.
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The International Court of Justice announces the publication of the two volumes of I.C.J. Pleadings, Immunities and Criminal Proceedings (Equatorial Guinea v. France). These volumes of the I.C.J. Pleadings contain the Application instituting proceedings, the written pleadings, the verbatim records of the hearings and other documents filed by the Parties in the case.
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The International Court of Justice announces the publication of the 2020 edition of its Reports of Judgments, Advisory Opinions and Orders. This most recent volume of the I.C.J. Reports series contains all the decisions rendered by the Court in 2020. 
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By an Order dated 13 June 2022, the International Court of Justice fixed 7 October 2022 as the time-limit within which the Cooperative Republic of Guyana may present a written statement of its observations and submissions on the preliminary objections to the admissibility of the Application, raised, on 7 June 2022, by the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in the case concerning the Arbitral Award of 3 October 1899 (Guyana v. Venezuela).
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By an Order dated 10 June 2022, the International Court of Justice fixed 12 June 2023 and 12 June 2024 as the respective time-limits for the filing of the Memorial by the Federal Republic of Germany and of the Counter-Memorial by the Italian Republic in the case concerning Questions of Jurisdictional Immunities of the State and Measures of Constraint against State-Owned Property (Germany v. Italy).
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The court has taken steps to ease the previous measures adopted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic which include a return to in-person working methods for the Court’s public hearings and other sessions taking place in the Great Hall of Justice, as well as for its private meetings. 
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It is with great sadness that the International Court of Justice announces the passing of H.E. Judge Antônio Augusto Cançado Trindade, a Member of the Court, on 29 May 2022 in Brazil. 
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On 19 May 2022, H.E. Mr. Nikolaos Dendias, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Hellenic Republic, accompanied by a large delegation, paid a visit to the Court. Mr. Dendias and his delegation were received by H.E. Judge Joan E. Donoghue, President of the Court, and H.E. Mr. Philippe Gautier, Registrar. During the meeting, the President of the Court mentioned its high level of activity. The Greek Minister expressed his country’s ongoing support to the Court. 
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By an Order dated 6 May 2022, the President of the International Court of Justice fixed 5 October 2022 and 6 March 2023 as the respective time-limits for the filing of a Reply by the Republic of Equatorial Guinea and of a Rejoinder by the Gabonese Republic in the case concerning Land and Maritime Delimitation and Sovereignty over Islands (Gabon/Equatorial Guinea).
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The International Court of Justice announces the publication of the booklet Official gifts and donations, produced by the Registry, presenting the gifts and donations that States, judges and others have offered to the ICJ and its predecessor, the Permanent Court of International Justice, in the last one hundred years. An electronic version of this booklet can be found under Publications on the Court’s website. 
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Germany withdraws its Request for the indication of provisional measures in the case concerning Questions of Jurisdictional Immunities of the State and Measures of Constraint against State-Owned Property (Germany v. Italy). The public hearings devoted to this request, which were due to open on 9 May 2022, have been cancelled. By an Order dated 10 May 2022, the Court placed on record the withdrawal by Germany of its Request.
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On 29 April 2022, the Federal Republic of Germany instituted proceedings against the Italian Republic for allegedly failing to respect its jurisdictional immunity as a sovereign State and requested the Court to indicate provisional measures. 
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On 26 April 2022, H.E. Mr. Šefik Džaferović, Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, paid a visit to the International Court of Justice at its seat at the Peace Palace in The Hague. 
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On 21 April 2022, the International Court of Justice delivered its Judgment in the case concerning Alleged Violations of Sovereign Rights and Maritime Spaces in the Caribbean Sea (Nicaragua v. Colombia) by which it found that Colombia had violated Nicaragua’s sovereign rights and jurisdiction in the latter’s exclusive economic zone. 
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The public hearings in the case concerning the Dispute over the Status and Use of the Waters of the Silala (Chile v. Bolivia), which opened on 1 April 2022, were concluded on 14 April 2022. The Court will now begin its deliberation. 
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By an Order dated 8 April 2022, the Court extended to 29 April 2022 and 19 January 2023, respectively, the time-limits for the submission of a Reply by Ukraine and a Rejoinder by the Russian Federation in the case concerning Application of the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism and of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (Ukraine v. Russian Federation).
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