International Court of Justice (ICJ) - News and expert analyses

The UN court

Explore the International Court of Justice (ICJ) through our news articles and expert analysis. Based in The Hague, Netherlands, the ICJ is the judicial organ of the United Nations established after the Second World War to adjudicate disputes between its member states. The ICJ also issues advisory opinions on legal questions submitted by UN organs. For instance, the Security Council sought its opinion on the "legal consequences arising from the policies and practices of Israel in the Occupied Palestinian Territory". The debates between Russia and Ukraine regarding alleged violations of the Genocide Convention have also marked the ICJ's recent activities. Additionally, at the request of South Africa, the ICJ called on the State of Israel to take immediate measures to ensure its military does not violate the Genocide Convention in Gaza. Justice Info helps you understand these cases.