Update: UN court says UK should end control of islands

Europe 02/25/19, 10:26

The Latest on the status of the Chagos Islands (all times local):4:15 p.m.The United Nations' highest court says the United Kingdom carved up Mauritius illegally when it ended its colonization of the Indian Ocean islands and must "bring to an end its administration of the Chagos Archipelago as rapidly as ...

Pakistan says India using UN court for ‘political theater’

Europe 02/19/19, 05:21

Pakistan has accused India of using the United Nations' highest court for "political theater" as it urged judges to dismiss an Indian case seeking to save an alleged spy from execution.The International Court of Justice case centers on the fate of Kulbhushan Jadhav, who was convicted of espionage by a ...

India taking Pakistan to UN’s highest court in spying case

Europe 02/18/19, 04:18

India is taking Pakistan to the United Nations' highest court in an attempt to spare an alleged spy from execution, in a case that has exacerbated tensions between the longtime rivals.In a hearing Monday at the International Court of Justice, India is laying out its case that Pakistan breached the ...

UN court has jurisdiction to hear part of Iran-US dispute

Asia & Pacific 02/13/19, 11:33

The International Court of Justice ruled Wednesday that it has jurisdiction to hear part of a case brought by Iran against the United States that seeks to claw back around $2 billion worth of frozen Iranian assets. The U.S. Supreme Court awarded the money to victims of a 1983 bombing in ...

Spain’s Supreme Court endorses imprisonment of ex-IMF chief

Europe 10/03/18, 08:50

Spain's Supreme Court has confirmed a 4½-year prison sentence for former International Monetary Fund head Rodrigo Rato for misusing a Spanish bank's corporate credit card.A judge of the lower court will now need to order the imprisonment in the next few days of Rato, who was IMF chief from 2004 ...

UN court orders US to lift some Iran sanctions

Europe 10/03/18, 05:11

The United Nations' highest court on Wednesday ordered the United States to lift sanctions on Iran that affect imports of humanitarian goods and products and services linked to the safety of civil aviation.The ruling by the International Court of Justice is legally binding, but it remains to be seen if ...

UN court rejects Bolivia’s Pacific Ocean access case

World 10/01/18, 10:45

The United Nations' highest court has rejected a request by Bolivia for its judges to order Chile to negotiate a way of granting landlocked Bolivia access to the Pacific Ocean.International Court of Justice President Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf said Monday that a string of agreements between the two countries and Chilean ...

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