International Decisions

Also known as the World Court, the International Court of Justice is the main judicial organ of the United Nations. It contains 15 judges who are elected by the UN General Assembly and Security Council to serve nine-year terms. Located in The Hague, Netherlands, the ICJ may resolve disputes between states and provide advisory opinions on legal questions. Other international courts include criminal tribunals that are formed to address war crimes, genocide, and other crimes that occur in various conflicts around the world, such as the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.

Decisions From Foreign and International Courts (International)
Prosecutor v. Akayesu
Date: June 1, 2001
Court: International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda
Citation: ICTR-96-4-A
Case Concerning Kasikili / Sedudu Island (Botswana / Namibia)
Date: December 13, 1999
Court: International Court of Justice
Citation: 1999 ICJ Rep 1045
Case Concerning the Gabcikovo-Nagymaros Project (Hungary / Slovakia)
Date: September 25, 1997
Court: International Court of Justice
Citation: 1997 ICJ Rep 7
Advisory Opinion on the Legality of the Threat or Use of Nuclear Weapons
Date: July 8, 1996
Court: International Court of Justice
Citation: 1996 ICJ Rep 66
Prosecutor v. Tadic
Date: October 2, 1995
Court: International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia
Citation: IT-94-1-AR72
Rainbow Warrior (New Zealand v. France)
Date: April 30, 1990
Court: Arbitration Tribunal
Citation: 20 RIAA
Frontier Dispute Case (Burkina Faso / Mali)
Date: December 22, 1986
Court: International Court of Justice
Citation: 1986 ICJ Rep 554
Case Concerning Military and Paramilitary Activities in and Against Nicaragua (Nicaragua v. U.S.)
Date: June 27, 1986
Court: International Court of Justice
Citation: 1986 ICJ Rep 14
Case Concerning Military and Paramilitary Activities in and Against Nicaragua (Nicaragua v. U.S.)
Date: November 26, 1984
Court: International Court of Justice
Citation: 1984 ICJ Rep 392
Case Concerning U.S. Diplomatic and Consular Staff in Tehran (U.S. v. Iran)
Date: May 24, 1980
Court: International Court of Justice
Citation: 1980 ICJ Rep 3
Aegean Sea Continental Shelf Case (Greece v. Turkey)
Date: September 11, 1976
Court: International Court of Justice
Citation: 1976 ICJ Rep 3
Advisory Opinion on Western Sahara
Date: October 16, 1975
Court: International Court of Justice
Citation: 1975 ICJ Rep 12
Nuclear Tests Case (Australia v. France)
Date: December 20, 1974
Court: International Court of Justice
Citation: 1974 ICJ Rep 253
Fisheries Jurisdiction Case (United Kingdom v. Iceland)
Date: February 2, 1973
Court: International Court of Justice
Citation: 1973 ICJ Rep 3
Appeal Relating to the Jurisdiction of the ICAO Council (India v. Pakistan)
Date: August 18, 1972
Court: International Court of Justice
Citation: 1972 ICJ Rep 46
Advisory Opinion on Namibia
Date: June 21, 1971
Court: International Court of Justice
Citation: 1971 ICJ Rep 16
Case Concerning the Barcelona Traction, Light, and Power Co., Ltd. (Belgium v. Spain)
Date: February 5, 1970
Court: International Court of Justice
Citation: 1970 ICJ Rep 3
North Sea Continental Shelf Cases (Germany / Denmark; Germany / Netherlands)
Date: February 20, 1969
Court: International Court of Justice
Citation: 1969 ICJ Rep 3
Lawless v. Ireland
Date: July 1, 1961
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: 1961 ECHR Series A, No. 3
Advisory Opinion on Reservations to the Convention on Genocide
Date: May 28, 1951
Court: International Court of Justice
Citation: 1951 ICJ Rep 15
Advisory Opinion on Reparation for Injuries Suffered in the Service of the United Nations
Date: April 11, 1949
Court: International Court of Justice
Citation: 1949 ICJ Rep 174
Corfu Channel Case (United Kingdom v. Albania)
Date: April 9, 1949
Court: International Court of Justice
Citation: 1949 ICJ Rep 4
Judgment of the Nuremberg International Military Tribunal
Date: September 30, 1946
Court: International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg
Citation: 22 IMT 410
Diversion of Water From the Meuse Case
Date: June 28, 1937
Court: Permanent Court of International Justice
Citation: 1937 PCIJ Series A/B, No. 70
Legal Status of Eastern Greenland Case (Denmark v. Norway)
Date: September 5, 1933
Court: Permanent Court of International Justice
Citation: 1933 PCIJ Series A/B, No. 53
Island of Palmas Case
Date: April 4, 1928
Court: Permanent Court of Arbitration
Citation: 2 RIAA 829
The S.S. Lotus (France v. Turkey)
Date: September 7, 1927
Court: Permanent Court of International Justice
Citation: 1927 PCIJ Series A, No. 10
Youmans (U.S.) v. United Mexican States
Date: November 23, 1926
Court: General Claims Commission
Citation: 4 RIAA 110
Mavrommatis Palestine Concessions (Greece v. Great Britain)
Date: August 30, 1924
Court: Permanent Court of International Justice
Citation: 1924 PCIJ Series B, No. 3
Jesse Lewis (U.S.) v. Great Britain (David Adams Case)
Date: December 9, 1921
Court: Arbitration Tribunal
Citation: 6 RIAA 85