This provides a synopsis of the case summaries found in this blog.
International Court of Justice
Anglo Norwegian Fisheries Case
The UK and Norway contest maritime border delineation. The Court looks at the formation of customary law and the impact of objections and contrary practice on the development of a customary law rule.
Nicaragua v United States (CIL)
The US conducts military and paramilitary activities in Nicaragua. The Court looks at customary law on the use of force, the relationship between customary and treaty law, and the elements necessary to form customary law.
Columbia granted asylum to a Peruvian. The Court looks at regional customs, the emergence of a rule of customary law, and the relationship between diplomatic asylum and territorial sovereignty.
Germany v Italy
Italian Courts allow claims against Germany. The Court considers jurisdictional immunity in front of jus cogen norms violations.
Arrest Warrent Case
Belgian Judge issues arrest warrant against the Foreign Minister of Congo The Court looked at immunity of foreign ministers and the circumstances when they could be prosecuted for crimes committed.
North Sea Continental Shelf Cases
Maritime dispute between Germany, Netherlands and Denmark. The Court discussed practices of specially interested States, and elements necessary to form a customary law rule.
Nicaragua v United States (UoF)
The US conducts military and paramilitary activities in Nicaragua.
The Court looked at principles on non-intervention and the prohibition on the use of force and the scope of collective self defense.
DRC v Uganda (consent)
Ugandan troops present in the DRC, after DRC asks them to leave. The Court looks at the beginning and the end of consent for presence of foreign troops in another country.
DRC v Uganda (occupation)
Ugandan troops present in the DRC, after DRC asks them to leave. The Court looks at when occupation begins and the obligations of occupying powers.
DRC v Uganda (UoF and NSA)
Ugandan troops present in the DRC, after DRC asks them to leave. The Court looks at rights of self defense and the application of human rights law in times of conflict.
Permanent Court of International Justice
A Turkish vessel and a French vessel collides in the high seas. The Court discussed the limits on the exercise of extra territorial jurisdiction and on the formation of customary law through omission.
Other international, regional and domestic courts
A UK Court looks at the availability of Head of State immunity for a former Head of State accused of committing torture.
Libya Rendition Case
A UK Court determines if the conduct of US officials, acting outside the US, could be responsible for unlawful rendition or if sovereign immunity applied to this case.