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On 8 February 2021, the Court elected H.E. Judge Joan E. Donoghue (United States of America) as its President and H.E. Judge Kirill Gevorgian (Russian Federation) as its Vice-President, each for a term of three years. 
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On 8 February 2021, H.E. Mr. Georg Nolte, who was elected by the General Assembly and the Security Council of the United Nations on 12 November 2020, was officially sworn in as a new Member of the Court for a term of nine years, beginning on 6 February 2021.
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By an Order dated 3 February 2021, the Court fixed 20 September 2021 as the time-limit for the filing of the Counter-Memorial of the United States of America in the case concerning Alleged violations of the 1955 Treaty of Amity, Economic Relations, and Consular Rights (Islamic Republic of Iran v. United States of America). 
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On 4 February 2021, the Court delivered its Judgment on the preliminary objections raised by the United Arab Emirates in the case concerning Application of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (Qatar v. United Arab Emirates).
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On 3 February 2021, the Court delivered its Judgment on the preliminary objections raised by the United States of America in the case concerning Alleged Violations of the 1955 Treaty of Amity, Economic Relations, and Consular Rights (Islamic Republic of Iran v. United States of America).
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By an Order dated 28 January 2021, the Court fixed 20 May 2021 as the time-limit within which The Gambia may present a written statement of its observations and submissions on the preliminary objections raised by Myanmar on 20 January 2021 in the case concerning Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (The Gambia v. Myanmar).
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By an Order dated 20 January 2021, the Court extended from 8 April 2021 to 8 July 2021 the time-limit for the filing of the Counter-Memorial of the Russian Federation in the case concerning Application of the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism and of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (Ukraine v. Russian Federation).
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On 18 December 2020, the Court issued its Judgment on the question of its jurisdiction in the case concerning Arbitral Award of 3 October 1899 (Guyana v. Venezuela). 
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On 15 December 2020, the Court decided to make available to the public a compilation of its decisions concerning the external activities of its Members. In particular, these decisions cover (a) arbitration activities of Members of the Court, (b) external activities of Members of the Court other than arbitration, and (c) invitations from State entities to Members of the Court. It is recalled that the President of the Court referred to the first of these decisions in his speech on the occasion of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly, in 2018, and to the compilation of decisions in his speech on the occasion of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, in 2020.
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On 10 December 2020, the Court hosted an event to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the adoption of the Statute of its predecessor, the Permanent Court of International Justice. The event was held in a hybrid format, with a limited number of participants present in the Auditorium of The Hague Academy of International Law in the Peace Palace grounds and with most speakers participating via video link. Some 50 representatives of international judicial institutions, including judges, presidents, registrars and legal staff, attended remotely.
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On 11 December 2020, the Court delivered its Judgment on the merits of the case concerning Immunities and Criminal Proceedings (Equatorial Guinea v. France). 
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