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Qatar v. United Arab Emirates: Order on Provisional Measures (I.C.J.)

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  12 March 2020

Priya Pillai*
Affiliation:
Priya Pillai, LLM (New York University), PhD (Graduate Institute) is an international lawyer.

Extract

On June 11, 2018, the State of Qatar (Qatar) instituted legal proceedings against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) before the International Court of Justice (ICJ), alleging violations of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD Convention). On the same day, Qatar also applied for provisional measures of protection.

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Copyright © 2020 by The American Society of International Law

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References

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1 Application of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (Qatar v. United Arab Emirates), Application Instituting Proceedings, June 11, 2018, at https://www.icj-cij.org/files/case-related/172/172-20180611-APP-01-00-EN.pdf.

2 Application of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (Qatar v. United Arab Emirates), Request for the Indication of Provisional Measures of Protection, June 11, 2018, at https://www.icj-cij.org/files/case-related/172/172-20180611-WRI-01-00-EN.pdf.

3 Appeal Relating to the Jurisdiction of the ICAO Council under Article 84 of the Convention on International Civil Aviation (Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates v. Qatar), Joint Application Instituting Proceedings, July 4, 2018, at https://www.icj-cij.org/en/case/173.

4 Appeal Relating to the Jurisdiction of the ICAO Council under Article II, Section 2, of the 1944 International Air Services Transit Agreement (Bahrain, Egypt and United Arab Emirates v. Qatar), Joint Application Instituting Proceedings, July 4, 2018, at https://www.icj-cij.org/files/case-related/174/174-20180704-APP-01-00-EN.pdf.

5 CERD information note on inter-state communications, August 30, 2019, at https://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=23566&LangID=E.

6 Application of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (Qatar v. United Arab Emirates), Order on the Request for the Indication of Provisional Measures, July 23, 2018, at https://www.icj-cij.org/files/case-related/172/172-20180723-ORD-01-00-EN.pdf (hereinafter July 23 Provisional Measures Order).

7 Application of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (Qatar v. United Arab Emirates), Request for the Indication of Provisional Measures to Preserve the United Arab Emirates’ Procedural Rights and to Prevent Qatar from Aggravating or Extending the Dispute, March 22, 2019, at https://www.icj-cij.org/files/case-related/172/172-20190322-REQ-01-00-EN.pdf.

8 Application of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (Qatar v. United Arab Emirates), Request for the Indication of Provisional Measures – Order, 14 June 2019, at https://www.icj-cij.org/files/case-related/172/172-20190614-ORD-01-00-EN.pdf (hereinafter June 14 Provisional Measures Order).

9 June 14 Provisional Measures Order, supra note 8, ¶¶ 15–16. The Court followed its 23 July Provisional Measures Order, supra note 6.

10 Id. ¶¶ 17–18.

11 Id. ¶ 25.

12 Id.

13 Id. ¶ 26.

14 Id. ¶ 28.

15 June 14 Provisional Measures Order, supra note 8, Declaration of Vice-President Xue, at https://www.icj-cij.org/files/case-related/172/172-20190614-ORD-01-01-EN.pdf.

16 June 14 Provisional Measures Order, supra note 8, Separate Opinion of Judge Cançado Trindade, ¶ 40, at https://www.icj-cij.org/files/case-related/172/172-20190614-ORD-01-04-EN.pdf.

17 Jurisdiction of the Inter-State communication submitted by Qatar against the United Arab Emirates, CERD/C/99/3, August 30, 2019, at https://www.ohchr.org/Documents/HRBodies/CERD/CERD-C-99-3.pdf.

18 Admissibility of the Inter-State communication submitted by Qatar against the United Arab Emirates, CERD/C/99/4, August 30, 2019, ¶¶ 42–52, https://www.ohchr.org/Documents/HRBodies/CERD/CERD-C-99-4.pdf.

19 Id. ¶ 49.

20 Id. ¶¶ 51–52.

21 Id. ¶ 49.

22 Id. ¶ 51.

23 Id. ¶¶ 64–65.

24 Article 12(1)(b), International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.