The Latest: Mauritius ruling a ‘tool’ for Cyprus on UK bases
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Latest on the status of the Chagos Islands (all times local):
Cyprus' attorney general says a United Nations top court ruling on Mauritius...
Pakistan says India using UN court for ‘political theater’
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Pakistan accused India on Tuesday of sponsoring terrorism and of using the United Nations' highest court for "political theater" as it urged judges to dismiss an Indian case seeking to save an alleged spy from execution.
The International Court of Justice case centers on the fate of Kulbhushan Jadhav, who was convicted of espionage and sabotage by a Pakistani military tribunal and sentenced to death in April 2017.
India takes Pakistan to UN’s highest court in spying case
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — India on Monday accused Pakistan of breaching the rights of an alleged spy who was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court, a case at the U.N.'s highest court that has exacerbated tensions between the longtime rivals.
Indian lawyer Harish Salve told judges at the International Court of Justice that Pakistan's claims of espionage and sabotage against Kulbhushan Jadhav have "always been strong on rhetoric and blurry on facts."
UN court has jurisdiction to hear part of Iran-US dispute
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Court of Justice ruled Wednesday that it has jurisdiction to hear part of a case brought by Iran against the United States that seeks to claw back around $2 billion worth of frozen Iranian assets.
The U.S. Supreme Court awarded the money to victims of a 1983 bombing in Lebanon and other attacks linked to Iran.
Ralph Lancaster, attorney for government interests, dies
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A genteel, bowtie-wearing attorney who was appointed special master by the U.S. Supreme Court an unprecedented four times has died. Ralph Lancaster was 88.
He most recently served as a special master overseeing a clash between Florida and Georgia over water rights. In 1988, he was appointed special counsel to investigate President Bill Clinton's labor secretary. He also represented the United States before the International Court of Justice at The Hague.
Court orders Japan company to pay 4 Koreans for forced labor
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In a potentially far-reaching decision, South Korea's Supreme Court ruled that a major Japanese steelmaker should compensate four South Koreans for forced labor during Japan's colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula before the end of World War II.
US urges UN court to toss out Iranian case on frozen assets
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The U.S. on Monday urged the United Nations' highest court to toss out a case filed by Iran that seeks to recover around $2 billion worth of frozen assets the U.S. Supreme Court awarded to victims of a 1983 bombing in Lebanon and other attacks linked to Iran.
UN court orders US to lift some Iran sanctions
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The United Nations' highest court on Wednesday ordered the United States to lift sanctions on Iran that affect imports of humanitarian goods and products and services linked to civil aviation safety.
The ruling by the International Court of Justice is legally binding, but the Trump administration said the U.S. was terminating a decades-old treaty that Iran used as the basis for its case.
Spain’s Supreme Court endorses imprisonment of ex-IMF chief
MADRID (AP) — Spain's Supreme Court has confirmed a 4½-year prison sentence for former International Monetary Fund head Rodrigo Rato for misusing a Spanish bank's corporate credit card.
A judge of the lower court will now need to order the imprisonment in the next few days of Rato, who was IMF chief from 2004 to 2007 and previously a leading figure in Spain's conservative Popular Party and Spanish economy minister.
UN court rejects Bolivia’s Pacific Ocean access case
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The United Nations' highest court has rejected landlocked Bolivia's bid to force Chile to the negotiating table over granting access to the Pacific Ocean.
In a legal ruling Monday from the Hague-based International Court of Justice that was broadcast live throughout Bolivia, the 15-judge panel said that a string of agreements, memorandums and statements produced over decades of talks hadn't created a legal obligation on Chile to enter negotiations.
Palestinians ask court to order US embassy out of Jerusalem
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Palestinian Authority filed a case Friday with the United Nations' highest court asking its judges to order Washington to remove the recently relocated U.S. embassy from Jerusalem.
US insists re-imposition of Iran sanctions is legal
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The United States on Tuesday defended its re-imposition of sanctions against Iran as a legal and justified national security measure that cannot be challenged by Tehran at the United Nations' highest court.
U.S. State Department legal advisor Jennifer Newstead urged judges at the International Court of Justice to reject an urgent request by Iran to order the suspension of sanctions re-imposed by President Donald Trump in May.
Iran asks UN’s highest court to suspend US sanctions
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Iran warned Monday that re-imposed U.S. sanctions would cripple its economy and plunge the volatile Middle East deeper into crisis as it urged the United Nations' highest court to suspend the Trump administration's economic pressure on Tehran.
In a written statement about the case at the International Court of Justice, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called Iran's claims "meritless" and defended the sanctions as a way of keeping Americans safe.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates on Thursday disputed Qatar's discrimination lawsuit before the United Nations' highest court, alleging there was evidence of Doha's "support of terrorism, its interference in the affairs of its neighbors and its distribution of hate speech."
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Nations' highest court on Wednesday began hearing a lawsuit by Qatar accusing the United Arab Emirates of "discrimination against Qatar and Qatari citizens" amid a yearlong boycott by four Arab nations. The UAE denies the allegations.
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is taking six member states to court for exposing their citizens to too much air pollution.
The European Commission on Thursday referred Britain, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, and Romania to the EU's highest Court of Justice, saying they failed to respect air quality limits and didn't take appropriate action in time.
The Commission also warned Britain, Germany, Italy and Luxembourg for disregarding car approval rules.
Spain’s Supreme Court reviews jailing of Catalan separatists
MADRID (AP) — A Spanish Supreme Court judge is set to decide on Monday if two Catalan pro-independence activists and eight former members of the separatist regional cabinet ousted over a month ago should be released from custody after hearing their appeal.
The 10 requested Friday's court appearance to pledge lawful behavior and renounce unilateral independence efforts in the hope of being released.
Spain judge jails Catalan ministers, mulls leader’s arrest
MADRID (AP) — A Spanish judge jailed nine former members of Catalonia's separatist government Thursday and was deliberating a possible international arrest warrant for the region's ousted president, who remained in Belgium while the others appeared in a Madrid court for questioning about their efforts to break away from Spain.
MADRID (AP) — A panel of top judges in Spain says the country's courts have no jurisdiction to investigate the first foreign criminal case for torture and terrorism against the Syrian government.
The U-turn by Spain's National Court is a setback for activists and human rights campaigners who had hailed the case as a stepping stone for accountability in Syria.
Local volleyball players will hit the court for their high school teams in less than a month, all striving for district, conference and state championships. A select few recently returned to the Houston area as national champions.
PARIS (AP) — The International Court of Justice has begun hearings in a maritime and land boundary dispute between Costa Rica and Nicaragua involving their Pacific and Caribbean borders.
Costa Rica started presenting its case Monday, asking the U.N.'s highest court to define the borders between the two countries off both their eastern and western shores.
Nicaragua starts presenting its case Thursday at the court, based in The Hague, Netherlands.
HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to review an appeal from a Mexican national sentenced to death for the sledgehammer killings of his wife and two children, who were found buried under the bathroom floor in their Texas home.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — India took Pakistan to the United Nations' highest court Monday in an attempt to save the life of an Indian naval officer sentenced to death last month by a Pakistani military court after being convicted of espionage.
Hague police reject brutality claim by black American lawyer
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch police have rejected claims by a black American lawyer working at the United Nations' highest court that she was a victim of racially motivated brutality by officers in The Hague.
In a Facebook post that had been taken down Friday, Chaka Laguerre wrote that she was violently arrested by two Hague police officers after they spotted her jaywalking on Tuesday morning.
Ukraine files case against Russia at UN’s highest court
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Ukraine has filed a case against Russia at the United Nations' highest court, accusing Moscow of illegally annexing Crimea and illicitly funding separatist rebel groups in eastern Ukraine.
Kiev also is seeking compensation for deadly incidents including the 2014 shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.
World court refuses to block trial of Equatorial Guinea VP
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The corruption trial of the son of Equatorial Guinea's president can go ahead next month after the United Nations' highest court on Wednesday refused to order France to halt the prosecution.
France: Equatorial Guinea’s world court case is abuse of law
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — France told judges at the United Nations' highest court on Tuesday that they do not have jurisdiction in a case brought by Equatorial Guinea aimed at halting a Paris money-laundering case against the son of the African nation's president.
Alain Pellet, a law professor representing France, told the International Court of Justice that Equatorial Guinea's case was a "flagrant and evident abuse of law."
Equatorial Guinea calls for end to French case against VP
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Equatorial Guinea on Monday called on the United Nations' highest court to urgently order France to halt a criminal case against the son of the African nation's leader on charges of misspending millions of euros of public funds, arguing that he is immune from prosecution.
Chad high court fines Exxon-led oil consortium $75 billion
N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — Chad's high court has ordered an oil consortium led by Exxon Mobil Corp. to pay a fine of more than $75 billion after the country's finance ministry accused it of not paying royalties.
Exxon spokesman Todd Spitler said Thursday that Exxon disagrees with the ruling and is "evaluating next steps."
National courts center certifies first Yupik interpreter
BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — A court interpreter in Alaska is the first certified in the Yupik language by the National Center for State Courts.
Crystal Garrison has spent the last 15 years working at the Alaska Court System in Bethel and scored a 93 on the court interpreter written exam, reported KYUK-AM (http://bit.ly/2dRcARq).
Yupik, an Alaska Native language, is the primary language in the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta, where it is spoken by about 10,000 people.
Mexico human rights case headed to international court
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A case of police abuse of protesters in Mexico has been sent to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, the government announced.
A statement issued late Saturday said the government itself asked to have the Costa Rice-based international court deal with the case to consider how to deal with reparations.