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[OPINION] Aung San Su Kyi and genocidal intent: Lessons for the Philippines

Dec 27, 2019 - 12:44 PM

Gambia’s request to the ICJ for 'provisional measures' can sound like modest, polite legal parlance.... The request is in fact an urgent cry to the world to end impunity and punish genocide in Myanmar.

Thousands in Myanmar rally behind Suu Kyi ahead of Hague court date

Dec 07, 2019 - 8:21 PM

Aung San Suu Kyi is set to face the International Court of Justice next week to defend Myanmar against charges it committed genocide against the Muslim minority risks further damaging her already tattered overseas reputation

U.S. fails to halt Iran bid to free frozen billions

Feb 13, 2019 - 11:47 PM

(UPDATED) The International Court of Justice 'finds that it has jurisdiction' in the case which was filed by Iran in 2016

Outside view of the Peace Palace, seat of the ICJ, in February 2012. CIJ-ICJ/UN-ONU/Capital Photos/Gerald van Daalen/File

Palestinians ask U.N. court to revoke U.S. Jerusalem embassy move

Sep 29, 2018 - 9:46 PM

Palestine has filed a lawsuit against the US at the International Court of Justice 'for violating international law by moving its embassy in Israel to the occupied city of Jerusalem'

INAUGURATION. US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin (C-L) claps as US President's daughter Ivanka Trump unveils an inauguration plaque during the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem on May 14, 2018. File photo by Menahem Kahana/AFP

Duterte's tirades vs Sereno 'attack on rule of law' – int'l jurists

Apr 14, 2018 - 2:20 PM

The International Commission of Jurists also urges President Rodrigo Duterte to 'retract his comments and to refrain in the future from making any statements attacking individual judges or in any way interfering with the independence of the judiciary'

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Mar 20, 2018 - 8:43 PM

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PH withdrawal from Int'l Criminal Court 'hasty, ill-conceived' – ICJ

Mar 20, 2018 - 4:31 PM

The International Commission of Jurists says President Rodrigo Duterte's justification for making the decision is 'a litany of poorly thought out pseudo-legal arguments and self-serving statements'

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during his arrival at the Francisco Bangoy International Airport in Davao City on January 26, 2018 following a fruitful visit to India, announces that India has agreed to expand cooperation with the Philippines in the areas of defense, counter-terrorism and anti-illegal drugs campaign. JOEY DALUMPINES/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

SEC move vs Rappler a 'significant restriction' on freedom of expression – ICJ

Jan 22, 2018 - 4:30 PM

In a statement, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) says it is concerned that the decision to target Rappler 'may have been retaliatory and politically motivated'

Top UN court to decide fate of Marshall Islands' epic nuclear case

Oct 05, 2016 - 11:25 AM

The UN s highest court will rule on whether to take up a case brought by the tiny Marshall Islands against India Pakistan and Britain for allegedly failing to halt the nuclear arms race

The mushroom cloud of a 1945 nuclear bomb test at the Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean. AFP photo/STF

Global group of judges, lawyers to Duterte: Probe drug-related killings

Jul 18, 2016 - 10:05 PM

The International Commission of Jurists expresses concern over President Rodrigo Duterte s statements that appear to be encouraging extrajudicial killings of those involved in drugs

Rights groups condemn junta police powers for Thai soldiers

Apr 05, 2016 - 10:30 PM

Soldiers are allowed to detain suspects without arrest warrants and they are not covered by laws monitoring police abuses

epa04956785 Thailand's new Army chief General Thirachai Nakwanich (R) stands next outgoing General Udomdej Sitabutr (2-R) during a handover ceremony at the Thai army headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand, 30 September 2015. Thirachai has been appointed as the new army chief in a military reshuffle endorsed by the Thai King. EPA/NARONG SANGNAK

Bolivia to take Chile to court over water dispute

Mar 27, 2016 - 11:02 AM

The move marks the second legal action taken by Bolivia against Chile at the Netherlands based court that oversees disputes between countries

China, like US in old case, will comply with ruling – SC justice

Jul 07, 2015 - 6:00 PM

But Philippine Supreme Court Justice Antonio Carpio warns: We should steel ourselves that this will be a long struggle

The race to save Mary Jane Veloso from death

Apr 25, 2015 - 11:00 AM

Despite the filing of the second appeal for judicial review the execution of convicted drug courier Mary Jane Veloso may still push through

Japan whaling fleet returns from Antarctic

Apr 05, 2014 - 7:50 PM

A whaling fleet anchors at a Japanese port after Tokyo said it would cancel its annual hunt for the first time in more than 25 years to abide by a UN court ruling

WHALE HUNTING. The ruling Liberal Democratic Party Diet members' league for whaling offers a request to Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida to revive whaling in the Antarctic. Photo by Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP

Top UN court orders Japan to end Antarctic whale hunt

Apr 01, 2014 - 12:32 AM

Tokyo said it would honor the ruling shortly after it was handed down by the International Court of Justice but did not rule out the possibility of future whaling programs

NO MORE. The UN's top court on March 31, 2014 ordered Japan to end its annual Antarctic whale hunt, saying in a landmark ruling that the program was a commercial activity disguised as science. File photo by Sea Shepherd Australia Ltd./Glenn Lockitch/AFP

Costa Rica to sue Nicaragua over territorial sea rights

Feb 05, 2014 - 3:27 PM

San Jose alleges Managua is seeking to have oil exploration work done in Costa Rican waters

World court awards Peru swath of Chile's fish-rich sea

Jan 28, 2014 - 7:24 AM

Peru said it drew satisfaction from the world court s ruling in which it was handed a part of the fish rich Pacific Ocean

PERU'S VICTORY. Peru's President Ollanta Humala (C, left) celebrates with the crowd gathered outside the presidential palace in Lima, after a World Court ruling favored Lima in a maritime boundary dispute with Chile, on January 27, 2014. Ernesto Benavides/AFP

Last recourse for PH vs China’s maritime claim

May 21, 2013 - 9:56 AM

SC Associate Justice Antonio Carpio says the Philippines will likely appeal to world opinion as its only remaining recourse against China s claim over the West Philippine Sea

WORLD OPINION. – Despite any decision of UNCLOS, – Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonio Carpio says Philippines will likely resort “to appeal to world opinion” on maritime dispute against China. Graphic by Bardo Wu

Cambodia, Thailand take temple dispute to top UN court

Apr 15, 2013 - 10:02 AM

Thailand and Cambodia are to face off at the UN s highest court Monday April 15 in a dispute over land surrounding a flashpoint temple