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Summaries of judgments, advisory opinions and orders of the permanent court of international justice 2008-2012

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This publication contains summaries of the judgments, advisory opinions and orders of a substantive nature issued by the International Court of Justice, the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, from 1 January 2008 to 31 December 2012. It is the continuation of four earlier volumes on the same subject (ST/LEG/SER.F/1 and Addenda 1, 2 and 3), which covered the periods 1948-1991, 1992-1996, 1997-2002 and 2003-2007, respectively. During the period covered by this publication, the Court issued 28 judgments, advisory opinions and orders of a substantive nature. It should be noted that the materials contained herein are summaries prepared by the Registry of the Court, which do not involve the responsibilities of the Court itself.

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175. Questions relating to the obligation to prosecute or extradite

On 28 May 2009, the International Court of Justice delivered its Order regarding the request for the indication of provisional measures submitted by Belgium in the case concerning Questions relating to the Obligation to Prosecute or Extradite (Belgium v. Senegal). The Court found that the circumstances, as they presented themselves to the Court, were not such as to require the exercise of its power to indicate provisional measures.

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