‘Yes, they can …’: PCA national groups of States that are not members of the United Nations and the nomination of ICJ judges

Author: Andreas Zimmermann
Published: 16.12.2022
As of today, membership in the United Nations, and with it the status as a contracting party of the Statute of the ICJ as per Art. 93 (1) UN Charter, is, unlike in the first decades of the existence of the organization, almost universal. Yet, there continue to be entities, and notably Palestine and Kosovo, that have not (yet) been able to become members of the organization given the lack of consensus within the international community as to their statehood, and further given the admission process set out in Art. 4 UN Charter and in particular the role of the…