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  • Digest of the Decisions of the International Court of Justice 1976-1985. Rudolf Bernhardt, ed. Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 1990. Covers substantive and procedural international law, treaties, international organizations, interpretation of the U.N. Charter , settlement of disputes, jurisdiction, judgments, and advisory opinions.
  • Documents on the International Court of Justice. First Bilingual Edition. Shabtai Rosenne, ed. The Hague: Nijhoff, 1991. (Practitioners’ Handbooks on the World Court). Collection of documents in English and French, the two official languages of the I.C.J. Includes the Rules of the Court of 1978.
  • Hambro, Edvard Isak. The Case Law of the International Court: A Repertoire of the Judgments, Advisory Opinions and Orders of the Permanent Court of International Justice and of the International Court of Justice. Leyden, The Netherlands: Sijthoff, 1952-76.
  • International Court of Justice Yearbook (I.C.J.Y.B.) (1947 to date). The Hague: The Court, 1946-. Provides general information on the organization, jurisdiction, activities, and administration of the Court. Appears in the third quarter of every year. Includes basic texts, the Charter of the U.N., the Statute of the I.C.J. and rules of the Court, a chronology of all the cases to date, biographies of judges, information on the work of the Court, summaries of cases, etc.
  • Permanent Court of International Justice (P.I.C.J.). Judgments, Orders and Advisory Opinions. The Hague: Permanent Court of Justice, 1922-1946. Predecessor of the I.C.J. (see below). The I.C.J. Yearbook (see supra) gives the full title of each case to facilitate the official citation of Pleadings, Oral Arguments and Documents.
  • Reports of Judgments, Advisory Opinions and Orders (I.C.J.) . The Hague: International Court of Justice, 1947-. Current decisions are available on the ICJ web site . Older decisions are available to subscribers on WESTLAW (INT-ICJ), 1947 to date. The I.C.J. Yearbook gives the full title of each decision to facilitate the official citation of Judgments, Advisory Opinions and Orders.
  • Summaries of Judgments, Advisory Opinions, and Orders of the International Court of Justice: 1958-1991. New York: United Nations, 1992.
  • Verzijl, J. H. W. The Jurisprudence of the World Court: a Case-by-Case Commentary. 2 vols. Leyden, The Netherlands: Sijthoff, 1965. Covers cases from 1922 to 1964.
  • World Court Digest. Rainer Hofmann, ed. New York: Springer, 1993. Continues Digest of the decisions of the International Court of Justice, 1976-1985.

Congressional materials relevant to the International Court of Justice are accessible through CIS (see Congressional Information Service, Ch. III, 16.6) and in U.S. depository libraries. An example follows: U.S. Decision to Withdraw from the International Court of Justice: Hearing before the Subcommittee on Human Rights and International Organizations of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, 99th Congress. 1st Session, October 30, 1985. Washington, D.C.: G.P.O., 1986.

In relation to Permanent Court of International Justice (P.I.C.J.). Judgments, Orders and Advisory Opinions. The Hague: Permanent Court of Justice, 1922-1946 (see above): Its reports were published in several series between 1922 and 1946.

  • Series A (Nos. 1-24), Collection of Judgments (1922-1930); Series B (Nos. 1-18), Collection of Advisory Opinions (1922-1930);
  • Series A/B (Nos. 40-80), Judgments, Orders and Advisory Opinions (1931-1946);
  • Series C (Nos. 1-19), Acts and Documents Relating to Judgments and Advisory Opinions Given by the Court (1922-1930);
  • Series C (Nos. 52-88), Pleadings, Oral Statements and Documents (1931-1946);
  • Series D (Nos. 1-6), Acts and Documents Concerning the Organization of the Court;
  • Series E (Nos. 1-16), Annual Reports;
  • Series F (Nos. 1-4), General Indexes. Pleadings, Oral Arguments, Documents (I.C.J. Pleadings ) (1947 to date).

Periodicals

The U.N. publishes a “Report of the International Court of Justice ” in the General Assembly Official Records Set for each session as Supplement No. 4.

The International Court of Justice Yearbook (I.C.J.Y.B.) (1947 to date). The Hague: The Court, 1946-, provides general information on the organization, jurisdiction, activities, and administration of the Court. Appears in the third quarter of every year. Includes basic texts, the Charter of the U.N, the Statute of the I.C.J. and rules of the Court, a chronology of all the cases to date, biographies of judges, information on the work of the Court, summaries of cases, etc.

Bibliography Listing

The International Court of Justice Registry regularly issues a Bibliography listing such works and documents relating to the Court as have come to its attention during the previous year.

Official citation of the series: I.C.J. Bibliography, with the serial number of the volume.

  • Sales Number: 303 ; Bibliography No. 19 (1964/1965) ; ISBN Number: 92-1-070305-7
  • Sales Number: 306 ; Bibliography No. 20 (1966) ; ISBN Number: 92-1-070308-1
  • Sales Number: 318 ; Bibliography No. 21 (1967) ; ISBN Number: 92-1-070321-9
  • Sales Number: 328 ; Bibliography No. 22 (1968) ; ISBN Number: 92-1-070331-6
  • Sales Number: 338 ; Bibliography No. 23 (1969) ; ISBN Number: 92-1-070340-5
  • Sales Number: 353 ; Bibliography No. 24 (1970) ; ISBN Number: 92-1-070356-1
  • Sales Number: 363 ; Bibliography No. 25 (1971) ; ISBN Number: 92-1-070367-7
  • Sales Number: 376 ; Bibliography No. 26 (1972) ; ISBN Number: 92-1-070380-4
  • Sales Number: 407 ; Bibliography No. 27 (1973) ; ISBN Number: 92-1-070414-2
  • Sales Number: 416 ; Bibliography No. 28 (1974) ; ISBN Number: 92-1-070422-3
  • Sales Number: 419 ; Bibliography No. 29 (1975) ; ISBN Number: 92-1-070426-6
  • Sales Number: 430 ; Bibliography No. 30 (1976) ; ISBN Number: 92-1-070436-3
  • Sales Number: 436 ; Bibliography No. 31 (1977) ; ISBN Number: 92-1-070442-8
  • Sales Number: 443 ; Bibliography No. 32 (1978) ; ISBN Number: 92-1-070447-9
  • Sales Number: 456 ; Bibliography No. 33 (1979) ; ISBN Number: 92-1-070458-4
  • Sales Number: 468 ; Bibliography No. 34 (1980) ; ISBN Number: 92-1-070470-3
  • Sales Number: 481 ; Bibliography No. 35 (1981) ; ISBN Number: 92-1-070484-3
  • Sales Number: 495 ; Bibliography Nos. 36/37 (1982/1983) ; ISBN Number: 92-1-070498-3
  • Sales Number: 510 ; Bibliography No. 38 (1984) ; ISBN Number: 92-1-070515-7
  • Sales Number: 528 ; Bibliography No. 39 (1985) ; ISBN Number: 92-1-070532-7
  • Sales Number: 563 ; Bibliography No. 40 (1986) ; ISBN Number: 92-1-070571-8
  • Sales Number: 565 ; Bibliography No. 41 (1987) ; ISBN Number: 92-1-070573-4
  • Sales Number: 574 ; Bibliography No. 42 (1988) ; ISBN Number: 92-1-070581-5
  • Sales Number: 583 ; Bibliography No. 43 (1989) ; ISBN Number: 92-1-070593-9
  • Sales Number: 601 ; Bibliography No. 44 (1990) ; ISBN Number: 92-1-070614-5
  • Sales Number: 621 ; Bibliography No. 45 (1991) ; ISBN Number: 92-1-070680-3
  • Sales Number: 637 ; Bibliography No. 46 (1992) ; ISBN Number: 92-1-070695-1
  • Sales Number: 652 ; Bibliography No. 47 (1993) ; ISBN Number: 92-1-070717-6
  • Sales Number: 662 ; Bibliography No. 48 (1994) ; ISBN Number: 92-1-070725-7
  • Sales Number: 686 ; Bibliography No. 49 (1995) ; ISBN Number: 92-1-070749-4

Resources

Further Reading

  • Lachs, Manfred. “Thoughts on the Recent Jurisprudence of the International Court of Justice,” 4 Emory International Law Review 77 (1990).
  • Lloyd, Lorna. Peace Through Law: Britain and the International Court in the 1920s. Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK: Rochester, N.Y.: Royal Historical Society/Boydell Press, 1997.
  • Merrills, J.G. Judge Sir Gerald Fitzmaurice and the Discipline of International Law: Opinions on the International Court of Justice, 1961-1973. The Hague; Boston: Kluwer, 1998.
  • Nanda, Ved P. & David Krieger. Nuclear Weapons and the World Court. Ardsley, N.Y.: Transnational, 1998.
  • New Zealand at the International Court of Justice: French Nuclear Testing in the Pacific: Nuclear Tests Case, New Zealand v. France. Wellington, N.Z.: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 1996.
  • O’Connell, Mary Ellen. “The Prospects for Enforcing Monetary Judgments of the International Court of Justice: A Study of Nicaragua’s Judgment Against the United States,” 30 Virginia Journal of International Law 891 (1990).
  • Remedies in International Law: The Institutional Dilemma. Malcolm D. Evans, ed. Oxford: Hart, 1998.
  • Ris, Martin. “Treaty Interpretation and ICJ Recourse to Travaux Preparatoires: Towards a Proposed Amendment of Articles 31 and 32 of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties,” 14 B.C. International & Comparative Law Review 111 (1990).
  • Rosenne, Shabtai. “All’s Well that Ends Well. Or is it? More on the publications of the International Court of Justice,'” 84 American Journal of International Law 586 (1990).
  • Rosenne, Shabtai. Intervention in the International Court of Justice. Boston: Nijhoff, 1993.
  • Rosenne, Shabtai. The Time Factor in the Jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice. Leyden, The Netherlands: Sijthoff, 1960. A short introduction to personal and material jurisdiction of the I.C.J.
  • Schwebel, Stephen M. “The Docket and Decisionmaking Process of the International Court of Justice,” 13 Suffolk Transnational Law Journal 543 (1990).
  • Schwebel, Stephen M. Justice in International Law: Selected Writings of Judge Stephen M. Schwebel. Holmes Beach, FL: Gaunt, 1994. Written by a highly respected member of the Court. The first half of the book examines the performance and capacity of the ICJ.
  • Sztucki, Jerzy. Interim Measures in the Hague Court. Deventer: Kluwer, 1983. A thorough study of the provisional remedies in the I.C.J. Extensive bibliography.
  • Thirlway, H. W. A. Non-Appearance Before the International Court of Justice. New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 1985.
  • Thirlway, H. W. A. “Normative Surrender and the ‘Duty’ to Appeal Before the International Court of Justice: A Reply,” 11 Michigan Journal of International Law 912 (1990).
  • Toope, Stephen J. “Pragmatic Compromise or Mere Transaction? The Use of Chamber Procedures in International Adjudication,” 31 Virginia Journal of International Law 53 (1990).
  • Yambrusic, Edward Slavko. Treaty Interpretation: Theory and Reality. Lanham, Md.: University Press of America, 1987.
  • Yarnold, Barbara. International Fugitives: A New Role for the International Court of Justice. New York: Praeger, 1991.

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