International Court of Justice Rules in Rare Damages Case
Article from: TDM 7 (2012), in Compensation and Damages in International Investment Arbitration
On June 19, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) issued a rare judgment in a case between Guinea and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) setting the compensation due for the DRC's violations of human rights and consular treaties established in earlier proceedings. This is the first time the Court has addressed damages issues since its very first case, Corfu Channel back in 1949, when it tasked experts from the Royal Netherlands Navy to assess British claims for damage to naval vessels damaged by mines surreptitiously laid in the Corfu Channel. The recent damages judgment came ...