April 2024WorldFocusInternational News

FOCUS on Public Diplomacy Conflicts – Mexico and Ecuador

Tensions between Mexico and Ecuador escalated on April 5, when Ecuadorian police invaded the Mexican Embassy in Quito. Jorge Glas, the former Ecuadorian Vice President, was arrested while taking refuge in the embassy after being convicted on accounts of corruption and bribery, leading to the diplomatic ties between the two countries being suspended. 

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2024January 2024Middle EastHuman Rights Law

ICJ Rules on South Africa’s Genocide Case Against Israel

The ICJ ruled that Israel should prevent acts of genocide and the ICJ ruled there was plausible reason to believe there was a genocide being committed. South Africa invoked Article 9 of the Genocide Convention, which, provides guidelines for resolving disagreements between parties about how the convention should be interpreted, applied, or fulfilled.

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October 2021International NewsAfrica

ICJ Rules in Favor of Somalia in Maritime Dispute

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ruled in favor of Somalia in a maritime time dispute case instituted against Kenya over the delimitation of maritime spaces claimed by both states in the Indian Ocean. The judgement, which is binding and without appeal, was unanimous in its finding that there is no agreed maritime boundary between the two states, according to an ICJ press release.

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WorldOctober 2018International NewsAmericas

Locked out of Luck: ICJ Rules in Chile’s favor 

On October 1, 2018, the United Nations International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled that Chile could not be forced into negotiating a corridor in the Pacific Ocean with Bolivia. In Bolivia’s capital, La Paz, large screens were put up on display across town squares as the President of the ICJ, Judge Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusaf, delivered the courts final ruling.

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