The International Court of Justice is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations. It functions as a civil world court with the authority of adjudging contentious cases and interpreting requests for advisory opinions. Composed of fifteen Judges who are not nationals of the same states, organization of the Court is intended to represent the main forms of civilization and the principal legal systems of the world. The Judgement of the Court is final, non-appealable and legally binding upon the parties.

 

Application of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (Qatar v. United Arab Emirates)

This year, the International Court of Justice will deliver its Judgement on a case concerning international human rights law. In 2018, the State of Qatar instituted proceedings against the United Arab Emirates before the Court, indicating that Emirati authorities had violated the principles of international human rights law by imposing discriminatory measures to Qataris. Legal dispute between the State of Qatar and the United Arab Emirates is examined on account of the interpretation and application of a core international human rights instrument: the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination. The Court is expected to deliver its Judgement by considering the long-standing facts between two countries, principles of international human rights law, and provisions of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.

Under Secretary-General: Sıla KOÇ