The Marshall Islands cases and the Delimitation of Indian Ocean case before the ICJ – Insiders perspectives
October 5, 2016 the International Court of Justice (ICJ) released its decisions in the Marshall Island cases on Obligations concerning Negotiations relating to Cessation of the Nuclear Arms Race and to Nuclear Disarmament (Marshall Islands v India; Marshall Islands v Pakistan; Marshall Islands v United Kingdom).
September 23, 2016 the ICJ held public hearings on the preliminary objections raised by Kenya in the case concerning Maritime Delimitation in the Indian Ocean (Somalia v Kenya). The court is currently deliberating the case.
The seminar will discuss the judgments in the Marshall Island cases and the ongoing proceedings in the Maritime Delimitation in the Indian Ocean case. It will look at their relevance and impact from legal and political perspectives. Furthermore, the seminar will give insiders perspectives into both cases from lawyers who were part of legal teams in both proceedings.
Professor Paolo Palchetti, University of Macerata, served as a counsel and advocate for the Republic of the Marshall Islands before the ICJ.
Ludovica Chiussi, PhD candidate at the University of Oslo (Norwegian Center for Human Rights) and at the University of Bologna, is part of the legal team of Kenya in the ongoing case Delimitation of Indian Ocean before the ICJ.
The Judgments in the Marshall Island cases and the available information on the Indian Ocean case can be found on the homepage of the ICJ.