VII. ICJ cases where ICJ refused to proceed to merits of the case or to provide an advisory opinion (1984 – 2017)

This post summarizes those situations where the ICJ concluded that it did not have the relevant jurisdiction to decide on the issue presented before it, or to provide an advisory opinion. This was because, for example, one of the parties had made reservations to some treaties in a manner that did not allow the CourtContinue reading “VII. ICJ cases where ICJ refused to proceed to merits of the case or to provide an advisory opinion (1984 – 2017)”

The Nuclear Weapons Advisory Opinion (General Assembly Request)

Summary of the ICJ’s advisory opinion on whether the threat or use of nuclear weapons in any circumstances is permitted under international law. The General Assembly requested this advisory opinion.