Monthly archive November, 2018

Forthcoming

Forthcoming

La juridiction consultative à l’épreuve du principe consensuel: l’affaire des Effets juridiques de la séparation de l’archipel des Chagos de Maurice en 1965

1. Introduction L’article 65, par 1, du Statut de la Cour internationale de Justice, qui constitue la base de sa compétence en matière consultative, prévoit que ‘[l]a Cour peut donner un avis consultatif sur toute question juridique, à la demande de tout organe ou institution qui aura été autorisé par la Charte des Nations Unies...

An ICJ Advisory Opinion, basis for a negotiated settlement on the issues concerning the future of the Chagos Islanders and of the British Indian Ocean Territory

1. Introduction Behind the diplomatic and legal language of the United Nations (UNGA) resolution requesting the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for an ‘Advisory Opinion on the Legal Consequences of the Separation of the Chagos Archipelago from Mauritius in 1965’ lie two relatively straightforward political issues – resettlement and sovereignty. Ultimately these can only be...

The Advisory Opinion of the International Court of Justice on the Chagos Archipelago: An anticipatory analysis

Introduced by Thomas Burri, Lucas Carlos Lima, Loris Marotti and Irini Papanicolopulu Advisory opinions rendered by the International Court of Justice (ICJ or Court) can greatly contribute to the clarification and the development of international law on account of different factors, such as the purview of the issues at stake, the subjects involved, and the...