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US Mistreatment towards Iran’s Representatives to the UN: Is Iran Initiating the Third Case against the US at the ICJ?

In recent years, some visa applications for Iran's representatives to the UN have been rejected by the US. Also, Iran's representatives to the UN may only travel between the Iranian U.N. mission, the Iranian U.N. ambassador’s residence, John F. Kennedy airport, and the UN, and they would need authorization to go beyond a 25-mile (40-kilometer) radius (see here). This restriction was even reduced to a 3-mile radius during Trump's Administration (see here). US mistreatment towards Iran's representatives to the UN caused Iran's Foreign Ministry, on 17 January 2021, to officially warn  the US that it will bring a lawsuit with the ICJ against that country if it continues its illegal actions against Iranian diplomats, by the issuance of an official memorandum and the submission of it through the Tehran embassy of Switzerland, which represents US interests in Iran. The US, as the UN's host state, has obligations towards representatives of UN member states under the UN Charter, Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations 1946 (hereinafter…

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Abandoning, Revising or Rethinking the Basis and the Application of the Monetary Gold Doctrine: A Discussion of Zachary Mollengarden & Noam Zamir’s AJIL Article

It has been stated (p. 4) that it is a “truism that international judicial jurisdiction is based on and derives from the consent of states.” While the manner in which that consent may be given varies––from ad hoc consent given with respect to the particular dispute in question, to consent over any dispute arising under a particular…

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Two Questions on Coups and Representation before International Courts

Think of Myanmar, and the awful consequences of the military coup which are continuing to unfold. One of these consequences – among the least awful, but among the more legally interesting – is that in the immediate aftermath of the coup it is unclear which set of individuals is the government of that state, entitled to represent it…

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“To Appear or not to Appear this was the Question” – The Saga of Kenya’s Non-Appearance in the Kenya –Somalia Maritime Delimitation in the Indian Ocean Case

“To be, or not to be, that is the question: Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles (…)” Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act 3, Scene 1 Just like Hamlet, Kenya…

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Who is the Final Interpreter in Human Rights: the ICJ v CERD?

In 2018 Qatar instituted proceedings against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) before the International Court of Justice (ICJ or the Court), alleging violations of the 1965 International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD or the Convention). In parallel inter-State proceedings the CERD Committee found in 2019 that it had jurisdiction to deal…

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