Topic: Public international law

ICJ rejects UAE’s bid for measures against Qatar

The International Court of Justice has rejected a request by the United Arab Emirates for provisional measures pending a ruling on whether its blockade of Qatar is in breach of a treaty against racial discrimination.

17 June 2019

Switzerland seeks release of vessel and crew from Nigeria

The Swiss government has applied to a UN court in Hamburg for provisional measures in support of an arbitration against Nigeria to secure the release of a gas oil tanker and its crew that were seized by the west African state’s navy more than a year ago.

23 May 2019

Iran wins measures from ICJ over US sanctions

The International Court of Justice has issued provisional measures requiring the United States to ease some of the sanctions it imposed on Iran following President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the deal over the Iranian nuclear programme.

03 October 2018

Qatar secures measures in ICJ case over blockade

International arbitration practitioners at Debevoise & Plimpton and Foley Hoag have helped Qatar secure provisional measures from the International Court of Justice – requiring the United Arab Emirates to ensure the reunification of Qatari nationals and their families, who have been separated as a result of a “discriminatory” blockade in the Gulf.

24 July 2018

Australia and East Timor sign treaty on maritime border

UPDATED. Following two arbitrations and a conciliation under the auspices of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, Australia and East Timor have signed a treaty to end a bitter dispute over their maritime boundary in the area of a US$40 billion offshore oil and gas field.

06 March 2018

GAR Live Lookback: London - Do arbitrators make international law?

In a new style of session introduced at GAR Live London - the GAR Live Inquisition - David Rivkin QC and Lisa Bingham grilled Audley Sheppard QC, Duncan Matthews QC, Wendy Miles QC and Alejandro Escobar on whether arbitrators ‘make’ international law. Read our edited transcript of the spirited exchange.

09 January 2018

Crimea waters case gets under way in The Hague

A politically-sensitive arbitration between Ukraine and Russia over potentially oil-rich waters adjacent to Crimea is under way in The Hague, heard by a five-member tribunal chaired by South Korean judge Jin-Hyuin Paik that was constituted in accordance with the 1982 UN Convention of the Law of the Sea.

22 May 2017

GAR Live lookback: Human rights and environmental obligations

17 February 2016

ICJ agrees to hear Bolivia’s claim over Pacific access

28 September 2015

Malaysia prevails against Singapore

Malaysia has won an inter-state dispute with Singapore at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague concerning a billion-dollar tax on land formerly occupied by Malayan Railways.

31 October 2014

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