Yearbook of the United Nations, 2007. Part 4, Legal questions. Chapter 2, International tribunals
In 2007, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) delivered four Judgments, made five Orders and had 12 contentious cases pending before it. In a 1 November address to the General Assembly, the ICJ President, Judge Rosalyn Higgins, reported that after prodigious efforts, the backlog of cases before the Court was expected to be cleared by 2008. States that were considering bringing cases before the Court could be confident that it would respond promptly. She recalled that 2007 marked the one hundredth anniversary of the Hague Peace Conference, where the idea of a standing international court was born. She noted that the previous two decades had seen the burgeoning of international courts and tribunals equipped to deal with disputes arising under the growing reach of international law, and the interest of States in the Court had continued to flourish. The ICJ President also expressed concern regarding the adoption of a General Assembly resolution on the conditions of service and compensation for officials other than Secretariat officials, which, she stated, would create inequality among judges.
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Yearbook of the United Nations, 2007. v. 61; Vol. 61
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