January 17, 2008 |
Elevating tensions with its neighbor, the Peruvian government filed suit in international court against Chile on Wednesday, demanding a greater share of rich fishing waters in the Pacific Ocean. The act sparked outrage in Santiago, where officials vowed to defend the current maritime boundaries. Peru filed its petition at the International Court of Justice in The Hague, a body set up to resolve disputes between United Nations member states.
May 1, 2007 |
The Supreme Court agreed Monday to take up an unusual death penalty case that puts President Bush, the Mexican government and a rapist and murderer from Houston on the same team in a legal battle against the state of Texas. At issue is whether Texas must abide by a ruling from the International Court of Justice in the Hague and reconsider a death sentence meted out to a convicted killer who is a native of Mexico.
March 29, 2005 |
The Supreme Court said Monday that it might put off a decision on whether 51 Mexican nationals on death row in California, Texas and several other states were entitled to reopen their cases because of a ruling by the International Court of Justice in The Hague. Instead, the justices said the state courts in Texas should take up the matter first to deal with an unusual order by President Bush.
July 21, 2004 |
The General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a nonbinding resolution Tuesday demanding that Israel bow to a world court ruling and tear down the barrier it is constructing in the West Bank. Israel immediately condemned the U.N. resolution, and the U.S. called it a distraction from Mideast peace efforts. The vote was 150 nations in favor, six opposed and 10 abstaining. Besides Israel and the U.S., the other "no" votes came from Australia, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia and Palau.
July 10, 2004 |
The International Court of Justice ruled here Friday that Israel's separation barrier in the occupied West Bank violated freedom of movement and should be demolished because it threatened a "de facto annexation" of Palestinian lands for Jewish settlements.
April 3, 2004
A traveler's worst nightmare would be to be far from home in a strange land and suddenly arrested by draconian authorities. What American, if detained overseas, wouldn't welcome an immediate jail visit by a U.S. consul? So, if fair is fair, aren't foreigners entitled to the same treatment if arrested here? But, in fact, there are questions about treatment of dozens of foreigners jailed and facing this land's ultimate penalty, the U.N.'s International Court of Justice in The Hague has found.