International Court of Justice

Erdoğan heads to Madrid for talks with Spanish leaders

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan departed for Madrid on June 12 for a two-day visit to engage with Spain's King Felipe VI and Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez

On the first day of his visit, Erdoğan will meet with King Felipe VI. The following day, he will hold discussions with Sanchez, with a primary focus on the recent escalation of violence in Gaza.

Spain joins S Africa's Gaza case at UN top court

Spain said on Thursday that it will join South Africa's case at the U.N.'s top court in which Pretoria has accused Israel of "genocide" in the Gaza Strip.

"Our sole goal is to put an end to the war and to advance on the road of applying the two-state solution", Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Albares said at a press conference.

ICJ is collateral damage in dysfunctional global system: experts

Ignored by Russia and Israel, the International Court of Justice is hamstrung by a dysfunctional global system that sees countries comply with its rulings — or not — based on their own double standards, experts say.

In 2022, the U.N.'s highest court ordered Russia to halt its invasion of Ukraine, still underway two years later.

North Macedonia President asserts right to use ‘Macedonia’ term

North Macedonia's new president, Gordana Siljanovska-Davkova, affirmed on Friday her respect for the Prespa Agreement but asserted her "personal right to use the term 'Macedonia'." 

Responding to journalists in Ohrid, Siljanovska claimed that how she uses the country's name "is a matter of personal determination, a right secured by acts higher than those in bilateral agreements."

EU's Borrell urges enforcement of UN court order on Israel offensive

EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said on Monday a U.N. court ruling telling Israel to stop its offensive in Gaza's Rafah must be implemented, as European ministers met Arab counterparts in Brussels.

Israel has continued to strike Rafah as its government has dismissed Friday's ruling from the International Court of Justice.