Obligations of States in respect of Climate Change 

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12 April 2024

Obligations of States in respect of Climate Change (Request for Advisory Opinion) - Filing of written statements

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26 March 2024

Obligations of States in respect of Climate Change (Request for Advisory Opinion) - The Court authorizes the World Health Organization to participate in the proceedings

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4 March 2024

Obligations of States in respect of Climate Change (Request for Advisory Opinion) - The Court authorizes the Parties to the Nauru Agreement Office to participate in the proceedings

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20 December 2023

Obligations of States in respect of Climate Change (Request for Advisory Opinion) - The Court authorizes the Pacific Islands Forum and the Alliance of Small Island States to participate in the proceedings

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19 December 2023

Obligations of States in respect of Climate Change (Request for Advisory Opinion) - Extension of the time-limits for the submission of written statements and written comments

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Extension of time-limits: Presentation of the written statements and written comments on those statements

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Extension of time-limits: Written statements and written comments on those statements

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24 November 2023

Obligations of States in respect of Climate Change (Request for Advisory Opinion) - The Court authorizes the Pacific Community to participate in the proceedings

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20 September 2023

Obligations of States in respect of Climate Change (Request for Advisory Opinion) - The Court authorizes the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States, the Melanesian Spearhead Group and the Forum Fisheries Agency to participate in the proceedings

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1 September 2023

Obligations of States in respect of Climate Change (Request for Advisory Opinion) - The President of the Court authorizes the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries to participate in the proceedings

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9 August 2023

Obligations of States in respect of Climate Change (Request for Advisory Opinion) - Three-month extension of the time-limits for the submission of written statements and written comments

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Extension of time-limits: Written statements and written comments on those statements

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18 July 2023

Obligations of States in respect of Climate Change (Request for Advisory Opinion) - The Court authorizes the African Union to participate in the proceedings

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PART VII: Law of the sea (documents received from the Secretariat of the United Nations)

30 June 2023

PART VII: Law of the sea (documents received from the Secretariat of the United Nations)

PART VI: Outcomes of United Nations conferences and follow-up processes and related documents (documents received from the Secretariat of the United Nations)

30 June 2023

PART VI: Outcomes of United Nations conferences and follow-up processes and related documents (documents received from the Secretariat of the United Nations)

PART V: Protection of the climate system and other parts of the environment (documents received from the Secretariat of the United Nations)

30 June 2023

PART V: Protection of the climate system and other parts of the environment (documents received from the Secretariat of the United Nations)

PART III: Scientific reports (documents received from the Secretariat of the United Nations)

30 June 2023

PART III: Scientific reports (documents received from the Secretariat of the United Nations)

PART II: Multilateral Treaties (documents received from the Secretariat of the United Nations)

30 June 2023

PART II: Multilateral Treaties (documents received from the Secretariat of the United Nations)

30 June 2023

Part I - Request by the General Assembly for an advisory opinion of the Court (documents received from the Secretariat of the United Nations)

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30 June 2023

List of Documents (documents received from the Secretariat of the United Nations)

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30 June 2023

Introductory Note (documents received from the Secretariat of the United Nations)

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23 June 2023

Obligations of States in respect of Climate Change (Request for Advisory Opinion) - The Court authorizes the European Union to participate in the proceedings

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22 June 2023

Obligations of States in respect of Climate Change (Request for Advisory Opinion) - The Court authorizes the Commission of Small Island States on Climate Change and International Law to participate in the proceedings

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14 June 2023

Obligations of States in respect of Climate Change (Request for Advisory Opinion) - The Court authorizes the International Union for Conservation of Nature to participate in the proceedings

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25 April 2023

Obligations of States in respect of climate change (Request for Advisory Opinion) - The President of the Court makes an Order organizing the proceedings; she fixes the time-limits for the presentation of written statements and for written comments on those statements

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Fixing of Time-limits: Presentation of the written statements and written comments on those statements

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19 April 2023

The General Assembly of the United Nations requests an advisory opinion from the Court on the obligations of States in respect of climate change

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12 April 2023

Request for Advisory Opinion

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