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On 19 May 2022, H.E. Mr. Nikolaos Dendias, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Hellenic Republic, accompanied by a large delegation, paid a visit to the Court. Mr. Dendias and his delegation were received by H.E. Judge Joan E. Donoghue, President of the Court, and H.E. Mr. Philippe Gautier, Registrar. During the meeting, the President of the Court mentioned its high level of activity. The Greek Minister expressed his country’s ongoing support to the Court. 
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By an Order dated 6 May 2022, the President of the International Court of Justice fixed 5 October 2022 and 6 March 2023 as the respective time-limits for the filing of a Reply by the Republic of Equatorial Guinea and of a Rejoinder by the Gabonese Republic in the case concerning Land and Maritime Delimitation and Sovereignty over Islands (Gabon/Equatorial Guinea).
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The International Court of Justice announces the publication of the booklet Official gifts and donations, produced by the Registry, presenting the gifts and donations that States, judges and others have offered to the ICJ and its predecessor, the Permanent Court of International Justice, in the last one hundred years. An electronic version of this booklet can be found under Publications on the Court’s website. 
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Germany withdraws its Request for the indication of provisional measures in the case concerning Questions of Jurisdictional Immunities of the State and Measures of Constraint against State-Owned Property (Germany v. Italy). The public hearings devoted to this request, which were due to open on 9 May 2022, have been cancelled. By an Order dated 10 May 2022, the Court placed on record the withdrawal by Germany of its Request.
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On 29 April 2022, the Federal Republic of Germany instituted proceedings against the Italian Republic for allegedly failing to respect its jurisdictional immunity as a sovereign State and requested the Court to indicate provisional measures. 
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On 26 April 2022, H.E. Mr. Šefik Džaferović, Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, paid a visit to the International Court of Justice at its seat at the Peace Palace in The Hague. 
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On 21 April 2022, the International Court of Justice delivered its Judgment in the case concerning Alleged Violations of Sovereign Rights and Maritime Spaces in the Caribbean Sea (Nicaragua v. Colombia) by which it found that Colombia had violated Nicaragua’s sovereign rights and jurisdiction in the latter’s exclusive economic zone. 
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The public hearings in the case concerning the Dispute over the Status and Use of the Waters of the Silala (Chile v. Bolivia), which opened on 1 April 2022, were concluded on 14 April 2022. The Court will now begin its deliberation. 
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By an Order dated 8 April 2022, the Court extended to 29 April 2022 and 19 January 2023, respectively, the time-limits for the submission of a Reply by Ukraine and a Rejoinder by 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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The International Court of Justice announces the publication of its Annuaire-Yearbook 2019-2020.  This volume, the seventy-fourth edition in the series, covers the period from 1 August 2019 to 31 July 2020. Produced in a bilingual format, it provides information on the judicial activities, organization and jurisdiction of the Court, together with the procedure that it follows. 
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By an Order dated 23 March 2022, the Court fixed 23 September 2022 and 23 March 2023 as the respective time-limits for the filing of the Memorial of Ukraine and the Counter-Memorial of the Russian Federation in the case concerning Allegations of Genocide under the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Ukraine v. Russian Federation). 
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On 16 March 2022, the International Court of Justice delivered its Order on the Request for the indication of provisional measures submitted by Ukraine in the case concerning Allegations of Genocide under the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Ukraine v. Russian Federation)
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On 7 March 2022, the Court held a public hearing on the Request for the indication of provisional measures submitted by Ukraine in the case concerning Allegations of Genocide under the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Ukraine v. Russian Federation). The Court will now begin its deliberation. 
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The International Court of Justice announces the publication of I.C.J. Bibliography No. 61. This work contains bibliographical references concerning the Court received by its Registry and published during the years 2017 to 2019.  
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The public hearings on the preliminary objections raised by Myanmar in the case concerning Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (The Gambia v. Myanmar), which opened on 21 February 2022, were concluded on 28 February 2022. The Court will now begin its deliberation. 
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On 26 February 2022, Ukraine instituted proceedings against the Russian Federation concerning a dispute relating to the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide and requested the Court to indicate provisional measures. 
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