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For information on the measures adopted by the Court to help contain the spread of COVID-19 and to protect the health of its judges and staff members, while ensuring the continuation of its mandate, see Press Releases Nos. 2020/9, 2020/10, 2020/11, and 2020/16.
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The International Court of Justice is sad to announce the death of Mr. SHI Jiuyong, who passed away on 18 January 2022 in Beijing. Mr. SHI was a Member of the Court from 1994 to 2010, serving as its Vice-President from 2000 to 2003 and President from 2003 to 2006.
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A new edition of Acts and Documents concerning the Organization of the Court (No. 7) is now available in hard copy and electronic format. This publication contains the Charter of the United Nations, the Statute and most recent version of the Rules of Court, as well as the Practice Directions and other basic texts in both English and French. 
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In a public sitting held on 7 December 2021, H.E. Judge Hilary CHARLESWORTH was officially sworn in as a new Member of the Court. 
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On 16 November, H.E. Judge Joan E. DONOGHUE, President of the Court, participated by video link in an open debate with the United Nations Secretary-General, Presidents of other principal organs and representatives of Member States of the Organization on the importance of preventive diplomacy in maintaining international peace and security. The meeting was held in the framework of Mexico’s presidency of the Security Council.  
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In an interview with UN News on 2 November 2021, H.E. Mr. Philippe GAUTIER, the Registrar of the Court, spoke about how the Court adapted its working methods during the COVID-19 pandemic, and outlined the Court’s achievements in the two years since he took up his post. 
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The Court invites applications from eligible universities to nominate candidates for the 2022-2023 Judicial Fellowship Programme and Trust Fund Award. The deadline for the submission of applications is 13 February 2022. 
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On 5 November 2021 the General Assembly and the Security Council of the United Nations elected Ms Hilary CHARLESWORTH as a Member of the Court, with immediate effect. 
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On 29 October 2021 H.E. Judge Joan E. DONOGHUE, President of the Court, addressed the Sixth Committee of the United Nations General Assembly on the similarities and differences between the role of a judge at the International Court of Justice and that of foreign ministry lawyer. 
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On 18 and 19 October 2021, the Court held public hearings on the request for the indication of provisional measures submitted by the Republic of Azerbaijan in the case concerning Application of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (Azerbaijan v. Armenia). 
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21 February 2022 - 28 February 2022
Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (The Gambia v. Myanmar) - Public hearings on the preliminary objections raised by Myanmar:

  • Monday 21 February 2022: 1.30 p.m.-4.30 p.m.
  • Wednesday 23 February 2022: 1.30 p.m.-4.30 p.m.
  • Friday 25 February 2022: 3 p.m.-4.30 p.m.
  • Monday 28 February 2022: 3 p.m.-4.30 p.m.

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