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Summaries of judgments, advisory opinions and orders of the permanent court of international justice 2008-2012

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This publication contains summaries of the judgments, advisory opinions and orders of a substantive nature issued by the International Court of Justice, the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, from 1 January 2008 to 31 December 2012. It is the continuation of four earlier volumes on the same subject (ST/LEG/SER.F/1 and Addenda 1, 2 and 3), which covered the periods 1948-1991, 1992-1996, 1997-2002 and 2003-2007, respectively. During the period covered by this publication, the Court issued 28 judgments, advisory opinions and orders of a substantive nature. It should be noted that the materials contained herein are summaries prepared by the Registry of the Court, which do not involve the responsibilities of the Court itself.

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171. Case concerning application of the international convention on the elimination of all forms of racial discrimination

On 15 October 2008, the International Court of Justice delivered its Order on the request for the indication of provisional measures submitted by Georgia in the case concerning Application of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (Georgia v. Russian Federation). The Court indicated inter alia that both Parties shall refrain from any act of racial discrimination and from sponsoring, defending or supporting such acts; that they shall facilitate humanitarian assistance; and that they shall refrain from any action which might prejudice the respective rights of the Parties or might aggravate or extend the dispute.

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