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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 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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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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H.E. Judge Abdulqawi A. Yusuf, President of the Court, addressed the United Nations General Assembly on 2 November 2020 on the occasion of the presentation of the Court’s Annual Report for the judicial year 2019-2020. 
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On 12 November 2020, the General Assembly and Security Council of the United Nations elected five Members of the Court for a term of office of nine years, beginning on 6 February 2021.

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The Annual Report of the Court for the period from 1 August 2019 to 31 July 2020 is now available. 
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The President of the Court, H.E. Judge Abdulqawi A. Yusuf, held a virtual press conference on 30 October 2020. The Registrar of the Court, Mr. Philippe Gautier, also took part. 
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“Shaping our Future Together”: an event at the Peace Palace in The Hague, the seat of the Court, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the United Nations. 
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Calendar

3 February 2021
  • Alleged Violations of the 1955 Treaty of Amity, Economic Relations, and Consular Rights (Islamic Republic of Iran v. United States of America) - Preliminary objections - Reading of the Judgment of the Court on Wednesday 3 February 2021 at 3 p.m.

8 February 2021
  • Swearing-in of H.E. Mr. Georg Nolte, new Member of the Court on Monday 8 February 2021 at 11 a.m.

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