Work Area: State-to-state

India fails to block assignees from French enforcement battle

Three US entities that were assigned the rights to a US$111 million investment treaty award against India over a cancelled satellite deal have been allowed to intervene in French enforcement proceedings – as an appeal over a related award heads to the US Supreme Court.

21 February 2024

ICJ holds Russia liable but declines to award damages to Ukraine

The International Court of Justice has ruled that Russia breached international conventions against the financing of terrorism and racial discrimination following its annexation of the Crimean Peninsula – but rejected Ukraine’s requests for further relief, including its claims for damages.

31 January 2024

First inter-state ECT claim gets underway

UPDATED: A tribunal has begun hearing a first-of-its-kind arbitration brought by Azerbaijan against Armenia under the Energy Charter Treaty, one of the many legal proceedings arising from the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

16 January 2024

Arbitrators challenged over declaration on “aggression in Ukraine”

Russia has challenged two arbitrators in an inter-state dispute because they voted in favour of a declaration by the Institute of International Law criticising Russian military operations in Ukraine.

03 January 2024

Armenia gets further ICJ measures over Nagorno-Karabakh

The International Court of Justice has granted Armenia further provisional measures relating to Nagorno-Karabakh after Azerbaijan seized the territory in a lightning offensive in September.

17 November 2023

Pakistan-India hydro dispute clears hurdle

A tribunal at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague has rejected India’s jurisdictional objections to a claim lodged by Pakistan over two hydroelectric power plants.

06 July 2023

Amirfar on international adjudication and global crises

In the latest Lalive lecture, Catherine Amirfar argued that, despite its critics, international adjudication still has an important role to play in peacefully resolving global crises and that one must look at the details of a case and surrounding events to understand its true contribution. Simon Bianchi of Lalive reports.

04 July 2023

Guyana pursues Panama over rice exports

Guyana has launched an ICC claim against Panama over payments it says are owed to local farmers and millers under a rice exports deal.

22 May 2023

Historic dispute over New York Harbor explosion inspires Ukraine reflections

A lecture by White & Case partner Paul Friedland on a US-Germany inter-state arbitration triggered by a massive act of sabotage in New York Harbor ahead of US entry into the First World War leads Dorothy Murray of Proskauer Rose to draw parallels with disputes arising from the current conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

04 May 2023

The High Seas Treaty: a further step in environmental protection

The United Nations has recently reached a historic agreement on environmental protection known as the High Seas Treaty. Meriam Al-Rashid and Kate Johnston of Eversheds Sutherland consider its key provisions and compare it with another important environmental treaty covering Latin America.

03 May 2023

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