ICJ / IRAN VS UNITED STATES

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In a 15 to one vote, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled that it has jurisdiction to hear the case filed by Iran against the United States for its imposition of sanctions and that “the said Application is admissible.” ICJ

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STORY: ICJ / IRAN VS UNITED STATES
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DATELINE: 03 FEBRUARY 2021, THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS

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03 FEBRUARY 2021, THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS

1. Wide shot, court room
2. Multiple screens, judges participating virtually
3. Close up, placard for Islamic Republic of Iran
4. Wide shot, Iranian legal team
5. Close up, placard for United States of America
6. Wide shot, American legal team
7. Wide shot, court room
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Judge Abdulqawi A. Yusuf, President, International Court of Justice (ICJ):
“For these reasons, the court (1) Unanimously, Rejects the preliminary objection to its jurisdiction raised by the United States of America according to which the subject-matter of the dispute does not relate to the interpretation or application of the Treaty of Amity, Economic Relations, and Consular Rights of 1955; (2) Unanimously, Rejects the preliminary objection to its jurisdiction raised by the United States of America relating to the measures concerning trade or transactions between the Islamic Republic of Iran (or Iranian nationals and companies) and third countries (or their nationals and companies); (3) By fifteen votes to one Rejects the preliminary objection to the admissibility of the Application raised by the United States of America; in favour: President Yusuf; Vice-President Xue; Judges Tomka, Abraham, Bennouna, Cançado Trindade, Gaja, Sebutinde, Bhandari, Robinson, Crawford, Gevorgian, Salam, Iwasawa; Judge ad hoc Momtaz; against: Judge ad hoc Brower; (4) By fifteen votes to one, Rejects the preliminary objection raised by the United States of America on the basis of Article XX, paragraph 1 (b), of the Treaty of Amity, Economic Relations, and Consular Rights of 1955. in favour: President Yusuf; Vice-President Xue; Judges Tomka, Abraham, Bennouna, Cançado Trindade, Gaja, Sebutinde, Bhandari, Robinson, Crawford, Gevorgian, Salam, Iwasawa; Judge ad hoc Momtaz; against: Judge ad hoc Brower; (5) Unanimously, Rejects the preliminary objection raised by the United States of America on the basis of Article XX, paragraph 1 (d), of the Treaty of Amity, Economic Relations, and Consular Rights of 1955; (6) By fifteen votes to one, Finds, consequently, that it has jurisdiction, on the basis of Article XXI, paragraph 2, of the Treaty of Amity, Economic Relations, and Consular Rights of 1955, to entertain the Application filed by the Islamic Republic of Iran on 16 July 2018, and that the said Application is admissible.”
9. Wide shot, judge rise and begin to leave court
10. Wide shot, judges exiting courtroom

STORYLINE:

In a 15 to one vote, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled that it has jurisdiction to hear the case filed by Iran against the United States for its imposition of sanctions and that “the said Application is admissible.”

Iran had filed the suit on 16 July 2018 seeking to lift sanctions levied against it in what it considered a violation of the Treaty of Amity, Economic Relations, and Consular Rights between the two nations in 1955, from which the US withdrew in 2018.

Reading the judgement in the Hague today (03 Feb), ICJ President Judge Abdulqawi Yusuf said the Court “unanimously rejects the preliminary objection to its jurisdiction raised by the United States of America according to which the subject-matter of the dispute does not relate to the interpretation or application of the Treaty of Amity, Economic Relations, and Consular Rights of 1955.”

The Court also unanimously rejected the preliminary objection to its jurisdiction raised by the United States of America “relating to the measures concerning trade or transactions between the Islamic Republic of Iran or Iranian nationals and companies and third countries or their nationals and companies,” Judge Yusut said.
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