Two weeks in review, 15 August – 28 August

Author: Tal Gross
Published: 28.08.2022
Following recent developments in the Ukraine v. Russia case, Juliette Mcintyre explores interventions under article 63 of the ICJ statute. Mcintyre focuses on whether or not other States may intervene in a case at the jurisdictional stage, arguing that the Court is, or is not, jurisdictionally competent to proceed. She concludes with two notes:  ‘First, Russia could attempt to replicate Nicaragua’s litigation strategy and deny the intervenors a hearing, which could impact negatively on the proper administration of justice. Second, the only precedent the Court has is one in which it denied the right of intervention at the jurisdictional stage.…